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Foresthill Road Crash Sends 2 to the Hospital

A near head on collision on Foresthill rd sent 2 to the hospital Tuesday morning. At 8:30 am, Ronald Roussey (age 67 from Foresthill, Ca.) was driving his silver 2008 Dodge pick-up westbound on Foresthill Rd., west of Upper Lake Clementine Rd., at an unknown speed.  Terry David (age 54 from Newcastle, Ca.) was driving his tow truck for Mid Sierra tow eastbound on Foresthill Rd., also west of Upper Lake Clementine Rd., at approximately 50 mph.  Auburn CHP Officer David Martinez says for reasons still under investigation, Mr. Roussey allowed his vehicle to drift completely into the eastbound lane, causing the front-end and left side of the Dodge pick-up to impact the left side of the tow truck. 

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As a result of the collision, the Dodge truck sustained major front-end and left side damage and the tow truck sustained moderate damage to its left side. Mr. Roussey sustained major injuries and was transported via AMR ambulance to Sutter Roseville Medical Center (SRMC).  Mr. David sustained minor injuries and was also transported to SRMC via AMR ambulance. 

Both vehicles came to rest in the traffic lanes, causing the westbound and eastbound lanes to be shut down for approximately 45 minutes, due to vehicle debris and fluid. 

Several local agencies responded and assisted at this scene.  The collision is being investigated by Auburn Area CHP Officer Karla.  Cal Fire assisted with patient care and extrication.  Placer County Sheriffs Deputies assisted with scene safety, State Parks assisted with traffic control, and County Roads assisted with scene clean-up as well as traffic control. 

Both drivers involved in this collision were wearing their seat belts.  Alcohol and/or drugs were not a factor in this collision. 

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One Response to Foresthill Road Crash Sends 2 to the Hospital

  1. Jim DONALDSON Reply

    April 27, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    I AM VERY SUPRISED THAT THERE WERE NO DRUGS OR ALCHOL INVOLVED. My guess is that there are at least 50-60% of these jerks that are speeding and doing crazy stunts are HI on something. I have never seen a traffic stop on this road. All these yahoos want to do is get home at least one minute faster than you are doing. Every sane and sober person can relate a dangerous situation or two. For me I can count at least going into Auburn and 4-5 going home.
    Something is in the works to slow these crazies down. They will not like it. But too bad.
    Ever hear of MADD? They are mad and hope to catch a lot of these bums.

    Jim Donaldson

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