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One Hospitalized Following Traffic Accident near Sutter Creek

Car accident in Sacramento

SUTTER CREEK, Calif. — A severe automotive accident occurred on Sunday near Sutter Creek when a vehicle careened off Highway 49 and tumbled down an embankment.

The Sutter Creek Fire Protection District officials reported the incident took place at the intersection of Highway 49 and Sutter Ione Road. The emergency services were alerted to the accident in the late morning hours.

Rescue teams quickly arrived at the scene through an adjacent sewer treatment plant and immediately undertook the extraction of the trapped driver from the wrecked vehicle. The driver, who was the sole occupant of the car, sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash.

The injured man received emergency on-site medical attention before being airlifted to a nearby hospital for further treatment. His current condition has not been disclosed, but the injuries were significant enough to necessitate urgent hospital care. The details surrounding the cause of the accident are under investigation, and no further information regarding the driver’s identity has been released as of now.

Authorities are urging drivers to exercise caution when traveling through the area as preliminary investigations continue, and the cleanup operation may impact traffic flow. They also appeal to any potential witnesses of the accident to come forward with information to assist in determining the exact circumstances of the event.

Source: KXTV