Two injured in solo accidents in Nevada County |

Two injured in solo accidents in Nevada County

Two solo accidents possibly caused by unsafe speeds sent two men to the hospital Wednesday.

Troy Thomas, 26, of Anderson, was riding his motorcycle on Red Dog Road near Buckeye Road at about 2:20 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve on the road, said California Highway Patrol Officer Greg Tassone.

Thomas lost control of the motorcycle and veered across the road, into a driveway and then into a concrete retaining wall, Tassone said.

He was wearing a helmet, but sustained moderate injuries, and was taken to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

Drugs or alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the wreck, Tassone said.

A 34-year-old Grass Valley man was taken to Sutter Roseville Medical Center after crashing his SUV at about 8:20 p.m.

Jason Schuller was driving eastbound on Highway 20, approaching Nevada City, when he lost control and overturned, Tassone said.

The SUV went through the center median to the westbound side of the highway and ended up in its wheels, blocking the Broad Street on-ramp.

Schuller sustained moderate to major injuries, but is expected to survive, Tassone said. He reportedly was significantly impaired and was charged with driving under the influence.

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