The following incidents are submitted by the Quincy Area California Highway Patrol as a tentative summary pending the conclusion of the investigation(s).
Injury accident, Oct. 6
At about 4:50 p.m., Jennifer Bowman, 42, of Chester, was traveling southbound on private property south of Highway 36 on a 2005 Polaris Trail Boss 330.
For unknown reasons Bowman lost control of the Polaris and allowed it to travel across the roadway and overturn. As the vehicle overturned, Bowman was ejected landing on her back in the road.
The Polaris came to rest on its side on the road. Bowman was wearing a safety helmet and complained of pain to her back, both legs, both arms, neck and chest, and had visible scrapes on her knuckles. The rider was transported to the Chester airport where she was flown to Enloe Medical Center in Chico for further treatment.
Alcohol is not suspected as being a factor in this collision.
Overturned big rig, Nov. 5
At about 11:15 p.m., Zeb Spaulding, 40, of Norfolk, Nebraska, was driving a 1997 freight-liner semi-truck pulling a livestock trailer with approximately 300 sheep on board. He was traveling southbound on Highway 49, South of Dyson Lane. Spaulding was transporting the animals from South Dakota to Dixon.
The driver allowed the big rig to drift off the roadway onto the west shoulder and the rig rolled onto its right side. CHP, Sierra County and Plumas County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene.
Local ranchers and law enforcement assisted in off loading the seep from the capsized trailer before it could be righted. The sheep were transported to Bar 1 Cattle Ranch for safe keeping by the local ranchers using their personal trucks and trailers. The big-rig was recovered and towed by Cal-Nevada Towing.
No one was injured.