7 injured in head on collision on Highway 46

July 23, 2016

CHP@Seven people involved in a head on collision on Highway 46 east of Shandon on Saturday morning were transported to the hospital.

Shortly after 9 a.m., an eastbound driver tried to pass a truck pulling a trailer. The driver then crashed head on into a vehicle headed west.

The westbound vehicle went off the road and down an embankment. Responders extracted a woman from the westbound vehicle.

A man in the eastbound vehicle was also trapped in a car. Responders extracted him and transported the man, suffering from major injuries, to a local hospital by helicopter.

CalCoastNews will update this article as more information becomes available.


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7 Comments

  1. mej says:

    Mr. Dow needs to prosecute people who cause accidents like this for and send them to prison for many years.

    (8) 10 Total Votes - 9 up - 1 down
    • kayaknut says:

      I wouldn’t count on any real prosecution from DA Dow.

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    • Citizen says:

      I’m really tired of people thinking that the District Attorney is out on the scene of every crime in this county deciding on prosecution. The CHP, after their investigation, has to charge this woman with a crime that can be prosecuted before she can be prosecuted.

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  2. Rambunctious says:

    “People, people, people….. are those two lousy seconds that you might be “saving” really worth risking your life and the lives of others?”

    worth repeating…quote of the day.

    (12) 14 Total Votes - 13 up - 1 down
  3. Pelican1 says:

    And sadly, the carnage continues along Blood Ally.
    Prayers that all survive.

    (25) 27 Total Votes - 26 up - 1 down
    • panflash says:

      Unfortunately, it’s not just Blood Alley. Just in the past month I’ve seen some astonishingly stupid, dangerous drivers around the area here, primarily, but not exclusively, on Hwy. 101 and Highway 1.

      I’m amazed (although also relieved) that the body count isn’t actually higher. People weaving in and out of lanes cutting in front of others, just to get to the next stoplight about 2 seconds sooner. People insanely speeding through construction zones with lane closures ahead. People passing in clearly marked “no passing” zones. People texting while they’re “driving.” I could go on and on, but you all see it yourselves, so you know what I’m talking about.

      People, people, people….. are those two lousy seconds that you might be “saving” really worth risking your life and the lives of others? And if death isn’t sufficient to consider, how about “just’ getting yourself badly injured and spending the rest of your life in a wheelchair? Is that worth trying to “save” those two lousy seconds?

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      • Pelican1 says:

        Oh, I understand your point of view, However, Blood Alley has been the sight of repeated unnecessary carnage for decades. I have personally known families who have perished along that stretch of highway….and it’s been unnecessary.
        As a major truck route from the Central valley, it should have been widened and divided decades ago.
        I will NOT drive that route for ANY reason.

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