Paso Robles man injured in collision on Highway 46
November 20, 2010
A 34-year-old Paso Robles man and his father suffered major injuries from a head-on collision this week on Highway 46 near Kecks Corner. [SantaCruzSentinel]
An unlicensed driver in a 1993 Honda Accord tried to pass a car going eastbound on Highway 46 and struck the 2010 Mini Cooper occupied by firefighter Christopher Stubendorf, 34, of Paso Robles and his father, Richard Stubendorf, 61, of Scotts Valley.
Stubendorf suffered two broken legs and a broken arm. His father suffered a broken arm and facial fracture.
The brother of the unnamed Honda driver was a few cars ahead and turned around after he saw the crash. He helped the unlicensed Latino male in his 50s from the Honda, collected his luggage and fled the scene.
He transported his brother who had suffered a serrated spleen, third degree burns, fractured legs and a 9-inch laceration to his head to a hospital in Indio, 300 miles away.
California Highway Patrol officers are investigating the accident.