CHP Report for the week of 9/4/19

The following incidents are submitted by the Quincy Area California Highway Patrol as a tentative summary pending the conclusion of the investigation(s).

Bicycle accident, Aug. 24

At approximately 3:35 p.m., Jeffrey Aran, 61, of Sacramento, was riding an Electric Bike Company electric bicycle eastbound on Osprey Loop, approaching Maidu Drive, at an unknown speed.

According to witnesses, Arm’s ball cap was blown off by the wind. The rider applied the brakes of the bicycle to retrieve the ball cap and the front wheel locked up.


Aran was ejected forward from the bicycle. He was not wearing a bicycle helmet. The rider was transported to Enloe Medical Center in Chico for minor injuries. Alcohol and/or drugs are not considered a factor in this collision.

Single-car accident, Aug. 24

At approximately 7:30 p.m., Zachary Packard, 19, of Berkley, was driving a 2012 BMW northbound on Chester Warner Valley Road, just north of High Bridge at an unknown speed.

For unknown reasons, Packard allowed the BMW to leave the roadway and collide with a dirt bank and a tree. Packard and two passengers were treated for minor injuries at scene. This collision is still under investigation.

Into the ditch, Aug. 28

Brittany Pass, 20, of Quincy, was driving a rented 2019 gray Nissan Frontier pickup truck southbound on Mt. Hough Road, just north of the Union Pacific Railroad Tracks at a stated speed of 20 to 30 mph. It was about 10:20 a.m.


Pass was driving the truck in the middle of the roadway. She claims that a black pickup truck was coming up the hill northbound at an estimated 20 to 30 mph. Pass swerved the Frontier to the left to avoid colliding with the other pickup and the vehicle went into a steep deep ditch causing damage to the left front of the corner of the truck. The pickup could not be driven out of the ditch and needed to be extricated with a tow truck.

The driver and her three passengers had been wearing their seat belts and no one was injured during the collision.

Rear-ended, Aug. 28

John Graham, 49, of Reno, Nevada, was driving a 2006 Ford eastbound on Highway 70 approaching Patterson Street in Chilcoot. Andrew Hudson 49, of Sparks was driving his 2014 Peterbuilt tractor trailer combination and traveling eastbound on Highway 70, just behind Graham. It was about 1 p.m.


Graham began slowing his vehicle due to a car in front of him turning right onto Patterson Street. As Hudson approached Graham, he failed to stop in time and the front of his Peterbuilt collided into the rear of the Ford. The Ford was propelled forward and to the right where it hit a tree on the right shoulder.

Both drivers had been wearing their seat belts and sustained minor injuries.