Driver suffers minor injuries in one-car accident on Highway 16
The car's passenger side suffered serious damage in the accident.
An Elk Grove man suffered minor injuries Friday afternoon when his vehicle ran off Jackson Road on the accident-prone stretch between the North and South gates.
CHP Officer E. Persijn said the driver of the 1997 Ford Taurus was returning from hs job in Ione about 3:30 p.m. when he entered the eastbound lane of traffic on a curve, overcorrected, returned to the westbound lane and ran off the side of the road into a utility pole on the golf course side of the street. The passenger side of the car was extensively damaged.
"Thank God there wasn't a passenger," Persijn said. The driver refused to go to the hospital, Persijn said, even though he had suffered bruising and cuts to his face.
That stretch of Highway 16 had two serious accidents last year.
Beth, both RMA and CSD have sent letters in support of reducing the spped limit on that stretch of Jackson Highway. Where it goes from here is anyone's guess.