9 Hospitalized after Mountain Lion Causes Accident on Highway 29
LAKEPORT, CA (July 19, 2019) – Natividad Sanchez and eight other people sustained major injuries after a head-on crash on Highway 29, late Friday evening.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision near Soda Bay Road at 10:30 PM. Sanchez’s Ford F-150 struck a large mountain lion that the caused it to veer to the left. As a result, it slid sideways and hit an oncoming Lexus RX300 SUV.
Firefighters, emergency medics, and four REACH and CAL STAR air ambulances responded to the scene for rescue. After that, 40-year-old Sanchez and his passenger, 52-year-old Ceniada Zuniga, were flown to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. In addition, the second passenger of the truck, Francisco Gaspar, was airlifted to Kaiser Permanente in Vacaville. All three suffered major injuries.
Paramedics airlifted the driver of the Lexus, Daniel Lou Aguilera, 71, of Kelseyville, to Kaiser in Vacaville. Authorities transported the other truck passengers, Angeles Gaspar, 16, Perla Gaspar, 14, and Carlos Gaspar, 17, by ground ambulance to Sutter Lakeside with moderate injuries. In addition, other paramedics took the Lexus passengers Oscar Enrique Zayasbazan, 65, of Florida and Mariela Mercedes Grillettarredonido, 50, of Venezuela to St. Helena Hospital in Clearlake for treatment of injuries.
However, the mountain lion was killed on impact.
The collision shut down Highway 29 for two hours while authorities worked on rescue and clearing operations. However, officials continue to investigate the accident.
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