Thursday, 03 May 2007 00:37

Accidents On Amador County Roadways

slide28Amador County had two accidents on Tuesday that sent 4 to the hospital.  The first accident occurred on Hwy. 49 at Sutter Ione Road. According to Officer Cheryl Wilburn the accident occurred at approximately 6:25pm when Molly Colby, 26 and of Sutter Creek was eastbound on Ione Road and stopped at the stop sign on Hwy. 49 and then proceeded to continue straight across the Highway directly into the path of 69 year old Barbara Garden of Carmichael who was north bound on Hwy. 49 approaching Sutter Ione Road. Garden applied her brakes but was unable to stop and struck the right side of Colby’s vehicle. Colby and her one year old passenger were uninjured in the accident but Garden and her passenger were both transported to SAH for treatment of minor injuries
Just about 20 minutes later another accident occurred on the other end of the County at Tabeaud Road North of Mamre Road at the same corner that was the scene of a teen drunk driving accident over the weekend. According to Officer Brandon Hallam’s report a 23 year old from Jackson identified by only her last name, Gurzenski, was traveling north bound on Tabeaud Road approaching the curve at Pine Acres at a stated speed of 25 mph. 34 Sackett of Pine Grove, also identified by only her last name was traveling on Tabeaud Road approaching the curve as well at a stated speed of 25 mph. As Gurzenski went through the curve the rear of her 2004 Jeep began to slide, she then overcorrect and went head on into Sackett’s 2006 Dodge. The front of the Jeep collided with the front of the Dodge pushing the Doge onto the shoulder of Tabeaud Road and the Jeep came to rest blocking both the north bound and south bound lanes of Tabeaud Road. Gurzenski had complaints of pain to her and hand stomach, and due to her being 4 and half months pregnant she was airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center as a precaution. The 9 month old in her vehicle suffered no injuries. Sackett had complaints of pain to her neck and lower back and was transported to SAH for treatment. Both of her passengers were uninjured as well.