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Wednesday, 05 December 2007 00:54

Single Car Accident Over the Weekend Due to Slippery Conditions

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The CHP has been kept busy with weather related accidents. A big rig accident blocked traffic on Hwy 88 near Pine Grove for about an hour Tuesday morning. According to the CHP semi and trailer was traveling east on Hwy 88 just east of Tabeaud Road in light rain. As the truck headed downhill and the driver applied his brakes, the truck trailer began to slide, causing the cab of the semi to hit the dirt embankment. The trailer continued to swing around, pulling the entire truck and trailer across the westbound lanes. Dirt and boulders from the embankment were also knocked into the roadway. The partially jackknifed truck blocked the lane for about an hour until it could be towed out of the way and the rocks cleaned up. The driver of the truck was not injured and no other vehicles were involved.

An icy roadway contributed to a single car accident over the weekend. According to the California Highway Patrol, a 21-year old Davis man was southbound on Mormon Emigrant Trail, approaching Highway 88 at about 30 miles per hour. As he followed a curve in the road and applied his brakes, his 2004 Subaru slid into a ditch where it overturned. The driver was not injured in the accident.

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