Wednesday, 11 October 2006 00:36

Amador Roadways Busy For CHP This Weekend

CHP's Busy weekendCHP’s busy weekend began Saturday morning at approximately 11:40am when an accident occurred on Ridge Rd at New York Ranch Road intersection. According to Officer LeMaster’s report, Deborah Ginnelly, 45 and of Pine Grove was westbound on Ridge Road and was stopped within the intersection to make a left turn onto New York Ranch Road. She had been stopped for a few seconds when 23 year old Richard Honey of Jackson approached at 45 miles per hour and observed that Ginnelly was stopped, however, he assumed that by the time he reached the intersection Ginnelly would have turned.

Jackson Valley Rd and Hwy 88By the time Honey realized that Ginnelly was not turning- it was too late -and he slammed on his brakes but failed to stop, impacting the left rear of Ginnelly’s vehicle. According to the report neither driver was injured in the accident. On Sunday at 8:55am LeMaster was the investigating Officer of another accident this time on Jackson Valley Road just south of Hwy. 88. According to LeMaster’s report 26 year old Joshua Raley of Fair Oaks was riding his 2007 Harley Davidson Motorcycle north bound on Jackson Valley Road. While going through a right curve, Raley apparently leaned too far to the right and the right side of the motorcycle struck the pavement causing Raley to loose control. The Motorcycle went off the roadway and through a barbed wire fence injuring both Raley and his passenger 25 year old Tara Land of Fair Oaks. Both were transported to Sutter Amador Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

Accidents this weekendThe report has also been released on the fatal accident that occurred on Ridge Road west of Ridgeview Road on Sunday afternoon around 2:30 pm. According to investigating Officer Melissa Scobee’s report Merrit Oliver of Rocklin was driving her 2002 Chevy westbound on Ridge Road at approximately 50 to 55 miles per hour. Elisa Bresciani, 40 and of Jackson and her two young children were driving a 2006 Honda east bound on Ridge Road at an unknown rate of speed. According to Officer Melissa Scobee’s report for unknown reasons Oliver allowed her vehicle to drift partially off the roadway onto the right shoulder of west bound Ridge Road, she subsequently overcorrected and swerved back across the westbound lane and into the east bound lane directly into the path of Bresciani’s vehicle. The two vehicles collided head on and came to rest blocking the east bound lane of Ridge Road. Unfortunately Oliver succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the collision. Brescaiani was transported to SAH with major injuries while her 3 month old baby was airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center with major injuries including a femur fracture and large cranial bleed. Her 6 year old child was airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center as well with major injuries that included abdominal bleeding. Ridge Road remained closed for two hours to complete the collision investigation.

Accidents this weekendOn Monday two more serious accidents occurred. The first accident occurred on Hwy. 88 at Twin Bridges at approximately 8:20am. Apparently Dee Bienleberg of San Francisco was driving west bound on Hwy 88 at about 55-60 miles per hour and approaching the 2nd Twin Bridge when she allowed her vehicle to drift off the right shoulder and into the gravel. According to Officer LeMaster’s report Bielenberg overcorrected to the left, and then the right, this action, in turn, caused her vehicle to slide counter clockwise west bound along the dirt shoulder. The right side of the vehicle impacted the guard rail of the bridge and the guardrail intruded into the passenger compartment where Dan Sinclair of Ione was seated. The Jaws of life were used to extract Sinclair form the vehicle and he was transported to UC Davis with moderate internal injuries. Bielenberg was transported to UC Davis as well with minor injuries.

Accidents this weekendLater that afternoon at 1:42pm an accident occurred on Hwy. 49 south of Hwy. 16. 57 year old Steven Skinner of Pine Grove was driving his 2004 Harley Davidson south bound on Hwy. 49 when traffic in front of him suddenly came to a stop. Skinner applied his brakes, but his efforts failed due to his unsafe speed for traffic conditions. According to Officer Melissa Scobee’s report Skinner lost control of the motorcycle and it fell on its left side. Both Skinner and his passenger were in turn ejected from the vehicle. He suffered a deep laceration to the back of his head and a swollen and bruised right eye as a result of the collision. He was subsequently air lifted to UC Davis Medical Center while his passenger only suffered minor injures and refused treatment at the scene.


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