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Two injured in Highway 49 wreck

Two people were injured, one of them seriously, in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 49 at Alta Sierra Drive Monday evening.

The accident, at 7 p.m., was apparently caused when a driver entering the freeway on a red light was T-boned by a northbound car, Nevada County Consolidated Battalion Chief Spike NewbyCQ said.

The names of the victims were not available Tuesday morning.



The driver of the car that was struck had to be cut out of the car by firefighters and was flown to Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

Newby said that Calstar medics told Consolidated firefighters that the man suffered from serious internal bleeding, and that if not for the work of the firefighters, he might have died.




A woman in the northbound car suffered minor injuries to her neck and back, Newby said.

All traffic on the highway was halted for about an hour. Northbound traffic was routed around the crash through Little Valley Road.


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