Friday, 08 December 2023

Wednesday crash results in injuries, closes highway temporarily

The Toyota sedan involved in Wednesday's crash was hit from behind. Photo by Harold LaBonte.



LAKEPORT – Traffic on Highway 29 was snarled for nearly an hour Wednesday afternoon after a traffic collision sent at least one person to Sutter Lakeside Hospital.

First reported at 2:45 p.m. the collision, located just south of Thomas Drive on Highway 29, involved a 1995 Mazda van and a 2008 Toyota sedan.

First responders indicated via radio that four persons had suffered mild to moderate injuries.

Medics and fire personnel from Lakeport and Kelseyville were on scene as well as California Highway Patrol officers.

CHP Officer Mark Crutcher told Lake County News that a couple from Kansas was preparing to make a left turn from Highway 29 when the Mazda van struck it from behind.

The Toyota suffered serious rear-end damage, while the Mazda was damaged enough to require a flatbed truck to transport it from the scene.

Three persons involved were still on scene at 3:30 p.m. while CHP investigated the accident and medical personnel evaluated their injuries.

Both vehicles appeared to be registered in states other than California. The van carried plates from Washington state and the Toyota from New Mexico.

The roadway was opened to two-lane traffic by 3:30 p.m. although cleanup crews continued to remove debris that had been pushed to the side of the road.

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Emergency personnel clean up the crash scene outside of Lakeport. Photo by Harold LaBonte.

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