Rescuers Rush to Motorhome Accident on Lyons Street
Sonora, CA (December 8, 2022) – Just before 11 a.m. on Tuesday, people sustained injuries in an RV crash on Hope Lane.
The Sonora Police responded to the accident scene at the intersection with Lyons Street. When they arrived, officers found the motorhome on its side and partially up against a rock wall.
“The brakes had failed on the motorhome, and the vehicle was unable to stop. The driver tried to make a turn-up Hope Lane and subsequently rolled over and crashed into the wall,” said SPD spokesperson Officer Thomas Brickley. “It was later learned that the occupants of the vehicle knew that the brake system was faulty but were going to continue to drive it to a different location.”
“Due to the damage to the vehicle, they [tow crew] were unable to load it onto a trailer and safely remove it from the roadway without causing possible hazardous spills or the likelihood of injuries to other people. They had to bring out a tractor and dismantle the RV,” Brickley added.
Two occupants, both Tuolumne County transients, were rushed to Adventist Health Sonora. The female passenger sustained minor injuries, while the driver was transported to a Valley trauma center with major injuries but non-fatal injuries. The officer added that one of the authorities who tried to free the trapped driver also incurred minor injuries.
Meanwhile, officers are still investigating the motor home accident on Lyons Street.
When driving, it is important to follow all driving laws and the conditions of the road. If you see any vehicle or driver that looks dangerous, keep your distance. If you see a vehicle weaving in and out of the lanes, following too closely, or traveling at a higher rate of speed, move over a few lanes and get out of their way.
Drive defensively to ensure the safety of surrounding vehicles, drivers, and pedestrians. Following traffic rules will help us prevent incidents like the crash on Hope Lane.
Injuries in While Traveling
California’s road accident rate continues to increase, rather than decrease, despite the additional safety features on newer vehicle models.
The increasing crash rate reflects that auto accidents like the accident on Lyons Street are a major public health threat. They are a leading cause of death for individuals ages 5-64.
The NHTS said that two out of three motorists will incur injuries from an accident during their life. That is why it is important to know what to do if you incur a motor vehicle crash.
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