Two people were injured on Monday, April 30, during a single-car accident in Quincy.
Luke Medeiros, 19, of Quincy, and Melissa Kalbfleisch, 18, of Reno were transported to Plumas District Hospital after the car Kalbfleisch was driving struck a guardrail.
The accident happened at 1 p.m. on Quincy Junction Road, north of Clear Creek Road.
A California Highway Patrol officer and a rescue worker observe the scene of a single-car accident on Quincy Junction Road on Monday, April 30. Two people were injured in the crash that occurred after the driver tried to get rid of a wasp that was inside the car. Photo by Kevin Mallory
Medeiros, who was initially unconscious according to the California Highway Patrol, suffered a lacerated forehead and other abrasions.
Kalbfleisch reportedly sustained abrasions to her left collarbone and knee.
According to the CHP, Kalbfleisch was wearing a seatbelt. Medeiros was not.
The accident happened after Kalbfleisch said she tried to roll down the right-front passenger window to remove a wasp that was inside the 1987 Honda.
While trying to get rid of the bug, the car drifted off the road and onto the west shoulder.
The front of the car struck a black and yellow hazard sign and a metal beam bridge rail.
Kalbfleisch said the car was traveling about 35 miles per hour before the crash.
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