Wreck injures 3 – Nevada Union students slam into tree | TheUnion.com

Wreck injures 3 – Nevada Union students slam into tree

Three Nevada Union High School students were hurt, two seriously, in a Thursday afternoon single-vehicle crash.

Passenger Ben Moller, 18, identified the driver as Jeremy Foley, 17, and a third passenger as Chris Hamn, 16.

The crash was reported at 12:23 p.m. on McCourtney Road, near an intersection with Beyers Lane, according to the California Highway Patrol. School had gotten out early Thursday because of a sewage clog at Nevada Union.

Moller said the three were headed south toward Bear River High School when the car hit a bump in the road and the driver lost control, running off the road and into a tree.

“We were going too fast,” Moller said.

Foley and Hamn were airlifted to Sutter Roseville Medical Center. As of 6 p.m. Thursday, they were still in the emergency room, and their conditions were not available.

Moller said he believed Foley suffered a broken femur and that Hamn might have had internal bleeding. Moller was treated at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital for a deep laceration on his arm.

Nevada County Consolidated Fire District and Higgins Area Fire Protection District responded to the crash.

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