Crash Sends four to the Hospital
The list of serious traffic collisions continues to grow. The most recent accident occurred Wednesday morning on highway 395 in Mono County just south of Walker. Two Ford pickup trucks collided head on sending all four occupants to Reno’s Renown Medical Center.
The California Highway Patrol Bridgeport office released the accident report:
On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at approximately 8:35 A. M., Richard Alent ( age 40, of Reno) was driving a 2013 Ford pickup truck southbound on US-395, approximately 2.5 miles south of East Side Lane. At the same time, Henry Trammell ( age 73, of Bakersfield) was driving a 2015 Ford pickup northbound on US-395. Mr. Alent allowed the Ford pickup he was driving to cross-over the painted solid double yellow lines into the northbound lane directly into the path of Mr. Trammell’s vehicle. The preliminary investigation indicates neither driver was able to take evasive action, and the vehicles collided head on. The vehicles came to rest blocking both lanes of US-395. As a result, US-395 was closed for approximately two hours to allow for the removal of occupants, vehicles and the cleanup of the roadway.
All four individuals involved in the collision were transported by helicopter to Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nevada for treatment of moderate to major injuries. Alent suffered major injuries, passenger Jessica Pedro, age 41 of Santa Rosa suffered moderate injuries. Henry Trammell received moderate injuries with his passenger 76-year old Bakersfield resident Marcia Trammell suffering moderate injuries. Officers from the California Highway Patrol Bridgeport Area office responded to the scene and are conducting the collision investigation. Mono County Paramedics, Mono County Sheriff’s Office personnel, Mono County Animal Control personnel, Antelope Valley Volunteer Fire Department personnel, and California Department of Transportation personnel responded to the collision scene to assist.
cover photo from the Mono County Sheriffs department