2 local men injured in crash on Highway 49 | TheUnion.com

2 local men injured in crash on Highway 49

Two Grass Valley men were injured in a car crash Friday night on Highway 49 south of Grass Valley, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The 38-year-old driver was flown by helicopter to Sutter Roseville Medical Center and a 39-year-old passenger was flown to U.C. Davis Medical Center, according to the CHP. Both sustained severe lacerations to the face and the scalp. Their names were not released and their medical conditions could not be obtained Sunday.

Two other occupants in the 2000 Pontiac Trans Am were not injured, the CHP said. No other car was involved.

The vehicle was northbound on Highway 49 at around 10:40 p.m. when it ran off the east side of the road south of Smith Road, struck the dirt embankment and overturned onto its top, the CHP said. The car slid upside down for about 150 feet before stopping in the southbound lane. The windshield and the top were crushed.

Capt. Jim Turner of Nevada County Consolidated Fire District said it took 15 minutes to extricate the driver, pinned upside down in the vehicle.

The accident remains under investigation, the CHP said.

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