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.