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Icy roads lead to minor accidents

Ice caused more than a dozen accidents in western Nevada County on Wednesday, but none of them involved major injuries.

In the most severe crash, Cheryl Hall, 51, of Nevada City, was driving a 1994 Chevrolet Lumina south on North Bloomfield Road north of Coyote Street at 8:30 a.m. She lost control of the car and ran it into a tree.

Hall had to be cut out of the car and transported to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital with neck and back pain, and cuts to her face. A 6-year-old passenger was also taken to the hospital with shoulder pain.

In an earlier crash, California Highway Patrol officers were on Dog Bar Road north of Wheeler Acres Road waiting for a tow truck to pick up a car that had gone off the road, when another car, driven by a 24-year-old Grass Valley woman, lost control and crashed head-on into the CHP patrol car.

The officers were taken to Sierra Nevada Memorial, where they were treated and released.

Highway patrol officers in the area had responded to about 12 crashes or other incidents by 5 p.m.

“For quite a while, we were maxed out,” CHP officer George Kirbyson said. “There were some we had knowledge of but didn’t respond to.”

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