Tuolumne Co, CA (August 05, 2020) – A man out doing his Sunday shopping sustained several injuries when a vehicle crashed into a popular gas station and food market in the 29000 block of Highway 108 just east of Twain Harte on the afternoon of Sunday, August 2nd.
According to a report published by a local news source, the collision was caused by the driver of a black Toyota 4Runner, whom an eyewitness stated was driving in the westbound lanes of Highway 108 at a rate of speed that was well over the legal posted limit and not in keeping with the current flow of traffic.
An official with the California Highway Patrol who was on the scene of the accident stated that the driver of the Toyota was distracted, although by what has yet to be determined. This inattention to the road caused the driver to execute a very sharp turn into the store’s parking lot, and then strike a ditch barrier.
Whether the driver’s turn into the market parking lot was planned or spur of the moment due to a loss of control of the vehicle is also the source of the current police inquiry.
After plowing into the barrier, the Toyota then careened through the front wall of the Cold Springs Market, which experienced significant property damage as a result.
Officials from the Tuolumne County Fire Department, the Strawberry Fire Department, and local emergency medical personnel were all dispatched to the site of the accident where they administered medical aid to a male patron who was inside of the market at the time of impact. According to paramedics, the victim sustained injuries to his shins and knees.
The first responders also rendered medical care to the driver of the Toyota who reportedly suffered various unspecified wounds during the accident.
Neither the identities of the injured victim and the driver nor their current medical conditions have been made known.
In the meantime, officers from the California Highway Patrol confirmed that the market would be closed temporarily in order to facilitate structural repairs made necessary by the accident.
This accident currently remains under investigation by local law enforcement.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Distracted Driving Accidents in Tuolumne County
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