Shortly before 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 19th, 60-year-old Sandy Castle, of Grass Valley, and 76-year-old Edmund Moley, of Auburn, were seriously injured in a crash involving a teen driver in Placer County. A 17-year-old driver neglected to yield for heavy oncoming traffic when he entered Highway 49 from Lone Star Road, causing Castle to swerve to avoid him and collide head-on with Moley’s vehicle. They were transported to a local hospital in critical condition. The teen fled the scene of the crash but was later found at his residence and interviewed by police. He faces felony hit-and-run charges, according to a California Highway Patrol officer. Anyone who witnessed this collision is asked to contact the CHP at 916-663-3344, explains a California car injury lawyer.
Placer County accounted for 20 of the 2,373 fatalities and 1,786 of the 207,651 injuries suffered in motor vehicle traffic accidents throughout the state in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS). That year, traffic fatalities decreased by 10.3 percent in the state, reaching the lowest level since the federal government began recording such information in 1975, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish Sandy Castle and Edmund Moley, the two motorists seriously injured in the crash involving the teen driver, a full recovery.
The Sacramento Bee originally reported this Placer County accident.
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