CHP shares details on two crashes

Brake failure

Brake failure led to a two-car collision west of Big Creek on Bucks Lake Road the evening of Saturday, July 1. Sirens could be heard throughout Quincy as the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, the California Highway Patrol, the Forest Service, various fire departments and Plumas District Hospital rushed to the scene.

According to a spokesman for the CHP Quincy office, a vehicle’s brakes failed, causing the vehicle to sideswipe another car and roll over and up an embankment. Fire departments and the Forest Service responded due to the potential for a fire, but the site was controlled. No injuries or arrests were reported in the incident.

Crash leads to power outage

An early morning collision July 3 between a truck towing a horse trailer and a power pole on Highway 70 near Feather River College, led to a power outage at 1:20 a.m. to many Quincy residents. According to the CHP spokesman, there were no injuries reported in the crash, but the driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

2 thoughts on “CHP shares details on two crashes

  • Folks who are not local don’t realize how steep some of those grades are between Bucks Lake and Oroville. They range between 8% and 13%. I take my time and use lower gears, even in an automatic transmission vehicle. Sometimes slow is fast and safer.

  • Left me a mule to ride…

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