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June 19, 2013

Woman seriously hurt when car hits two dump trucks near Sonora

A 46-year-old woman from Jamestown suffered serious injuries when her car hit two oncoming dump trucks on Highway 49 Tuesday. According to the California Highway Patrol, the woman, whose name was not released, was driving a 2004 Chrysler Sebring south on Highway 49 near Bell Mooney Road at 11:50 a.m. when the accident occurred.

A 46-year-old woman from Jamestown suffered serious injuries when her car hit two oncoming dump trucks on Highway 49 Tuesday.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the woman, whose name was not released, was driving a 2004 Chrysler Sebring south on Highway 49 near Bell Mooney Road at 11:50 a.m. when the accident occurred.

Reports indicate the Chrysler was speeding and weaving side to side. The Chrysler sideswiped a 2010 Peterbilt dump truck driven northbound by Thomas Lucido, 62, of Groveland before swerving back into the southbound lane.

The car swerved again into the northbound lane and hit the second dump truck, a 2009 Peterbilt driven by Marvin Ennis, 46, of Jamestown, head-on. The Chrysler overturned, partially ejecting the woman, rolling on top of her and trapping her underneath.

Emergency workers extricated the woman from the car; she was taken to Medical Center in Modesto. Ennis suffered minor injuries and was taken to Sonora Regional Medical Center.

The CHP is investigating whether the woman was driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a news release.

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