Driver sent car down embankment on Mark West Springs Road near Meadow Vista Trail
On Saturday, a vehicle crashed down an embankment, seriously injuring a woman and sparking a fire on Mark West Springs Road near Meadow Vista Trail, reported an article from the Press Democrat
California Highway Patrol reported in the article that a driver identified as 25-year-old Eric Gil of Pittsburg was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche east on Mark West Springs Road near Meadow Vista Trail before the driver lost control of his vehicle at about 7:49 p.m. Friday.
Afterward, the vehicle went down an embankment and crashed into a tree.
Authorities report the passenger, Kathryn Blankenship, 29, of San Pablo, was ejected from the vehicle. Reportedly, she had been lying in the back seat and wasn’t wearing a seat belt.
Furthermore, the victim, Blankenship, was transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with major injuries.
Gil, the driver, was not hurt in the crash, reported officials. The crash sparked a fire that spread across a hillside before firefighters responded to the scene to subdue the blaze.
CHP authorities are currently leading the investigation to determine the cause of the car accident that injured Blankenship. Alcohol nor drugs were determined to have been a factor in the crash.
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