A man sitting at this dinette table in an RV park suddenly found himself thrown from his seat after an out-of-control vehicle left Highway 70 and crashed into his trailer.
According to a report by the California Highway Patrol, Barry Waters, 61, of Reno, was driving his Honda CRV westbound on Highway 70 approaching the Golden RV Park in Cromberg.
Thomas Calvery, 38, of Vancouver, Washington, who was residing at the RV park was sitting at the dinette table of his Jayco trailer, which was located in a camping space on the south side of the highway. Nearby were several other travel trailers, utility trailers and motor vehicles.
According to the CHP, for reasons under investigation, Waters allowed his vehicle to travel off the main portion of the highway and onto the dirt/gravel shoulder. Waters lost control of the CRV, causing his Honda to travel across both lanes of traffic to the north and onto the north shoulder. The CRV continued out of control, traveling back to the south, again across both lanes of traffic, across the dirt/gravel shoulder, down an embankment to where the CRV collided into Calvery’s trailer.
The collision caused Calvery to be thrown from his seat into the refrigerator opposite the dinette table, and then onto the floor. Calvery remained there until emergency personnel arrived. He was treated on the scene and not taken to the hospital.
Waters was flown to Renown Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.