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UPDATE: Two drivers injured in separate crashes on San Francisquito Canyon Road today

Posted: March 6, 2013 5:56 p.m.
Updated: March 6, 2013 5:56 p.m.
 

Two cars plunged down ravines off San Francisquito Canyon Road today in separate and unrelated crashes.
In both cases, the driver was hurt and taken to the hospital.

Both crashes involved a single vehicle and both happened near Los Angeles Power Plant No. 2 on the winding canyon road.

“He was driving too fast, went over the side and landed in a river bed,” California Highway Patrol Officer Eric Bejar said of the first driver to go over the edge of the road.

“He climbed out,” the CHP officer said. “He had minor injuries.”

The single-vehicle crash happened about 12:10 p.m., when CHP received reports of a traffic collision on San Francisquito south of Dry Gulch Road.

That motorist was driving a Mini Cooper that left the roadway and plunged 30 feet over the side. The driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital.

The second crash happened less than four hours later when a car crashed more than 300 feet over the side.

That driver was airlifted to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

At 3:30 p.m., CHP officers received reports of the crash in the 35000 block of San Francisquito Canyon Road near Stator Lane.

CHP officers who arrived at the crash site called for a tow truck equipped with 300 feet of cable to pull the vehicle from the ravine.

Last Thursday a motorist rolled his car several times in the same area after he pulled onto the gravel shoulder of San Francisquito Canyon Road to let a “tailgater” pass.

The man’s car ended up in a drainage ditch 60 feet from the road near Power Plant No. 2, but he was unhurt.

jholt@signalscv.com
661-287-5527
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