Solo-vehicle accident sends man to hospital |

Solo-vehicle accident sends man to hospital

A car took out a fence, clipped a tree, and hit another tree head-on, Thursday morning at Wheeler Cross Road off Dog Bar Road. The driver was transported to the hospital.
John Hart/ | The Union

A Nevada City man was flown to a Roseville hospital after crashing his vehicle into a tree Thursday morning.

The accident occurred just before 11:30 a.m. at Wheeler Cross and Dog Bar roads, said California Highway Patrol Officer Greg Tassone.

The driver, identified as Spencer Foote, 26, was flown by helicopter to Sutter Roseville Medical Center. His condition was not available as of press time.

The accident remains under investigation and Foote was evaluated for possible impairment; the results were not immediately available.

Kelly arrested on DUI charges

A driver who crashed into a utility pole Wednesday afternoon on Highway 174 was booked into county jail on suspicion of driving under the influence.

James Henry Kelly, 68, hit the power pole on Highway 174 just up from the Bear River bridge at about 4:35 p.m., Tassone said.

“He wiped it out,” Tassone said. “The lines came down and started a small fire.”

Kelly had to be extricated from his vehicle but refused treatment at the scene.

CHP officers determined he was under the influence, transported him to the hospital for clearance and then booked him.

He was released on $1,507 bail.

According to Tassone, Caltrans was on the scene providing traffic control until 10 p.m. and PG&E finally repaired the pole just before 8 a.m. Thursday.

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