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I-80 crashes leave four hospitalized

By From page A3 | February 20, 2013

Two multi-vehicle accidents on Interstate 80 in Davis last week sent four people to area hospitals, the California Highway Patrol reported Tuesday.

One crash occurred at about 6:45 p.m. Thursday on eastbound I-80 at County Road 32B, where a driver who failed to notice slowing traffic caused a three-car chain-reaction crash. A motorcyclist then struck the wreckage and was thrown from his bike, Officer Bryan Konvalin said.

The motorcyclist, 57-year-old Randall Scott Mendoza of Antelope, was transported to the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento for treatment of complaint-of-pain injuries. The other three drivers also were hurt but refused medical aid, Konvalin said.

A second crash occurred at about 8 p.m. Saturday in the same location, where the driver of a Chrysler 300 suffered a medical condition that caused him to collide with two other vehicles before running off the roadway and hitting a tree.

The Chrysler’s driver, 42-year-old John Gideon Flores of Sacramento, and a female passenger were transported to the Med Center for treatment of minor to moderate injuries, Konvalin said. The Ford’s driver went to Sutter Davis Hospital with complaints of pain.

Lauren Keene

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