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Monday, 14 January 2008 01:16

Fog and High Speed Cause Accident Thursday

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Fog and speed too high for the conditions were the cause of an accident Thursday night, according to Amador County CHP. A 19-year old Ione woman was driving west on Jackson Gate Rd at 11 pm at 45 to 55 mph – too fast for the foggy conditions. She failed to see the intersection at Hwy 49, and ran through the stop sign attempting to make a right turn onto the highway. 
At the same time, an 18-year old Galt man was turning from Hwy 49 onto Jackson Gate Rd – and the two cars collided. The Ione woman’s car spun off the road and into the corner of a house. She was taken to Sutter Amador Hospital, complaining of pain to her neck and back. The Galt man and his two passengers were not injured. The CHP has some reminders for driving in the fog -- Reduce your speed - and watch your speedometer. Fog creates a visual illusion of slow motion when you may actually be speeding. Drive with lights on LOW beam. High beams will reflect off the fog, creating a "white wall" effect. If necessary, travel with the driver’s window partially open so you can listen for traffic. If your car is disabled or you can’t continue because of visibility, pull well onto the shoulder and turn off your car lights. Move away from your vehicle.
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