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Date and Time of Release: 3 May 2012

Date and Time of Incident: 3 May 2012, at approx. 11:10 am

Subject: Injury Accident
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3 May 2012, at approx. 11:10 am, emergency personnel responded to a reported multiple vehicle accident, with multiple injuries, on Stockton Rd., near Ponderosa Rd., in the area of a Cal Trans construction zone.

When Officers arrived, they determined four vehicles were involved and that five (5) people were injured. These five (5) people were transported to Sonora Regional Medical Center for complaints of pain. There appeared to be no major injuries.

Several vehicles were westbound on Stockton Rd. and stopped for traffic control being conducted as part of Cal Trans road maintenance. While the vehicles were stopped they were struck from behind by a 2002 Chrysler Town and County Van being driven by Arlene Sprague. Sprague failed to see that traffic was stopped and struck the first car at approx. 30 miles per hour.

This set off a chain reaction involving a 2006 Toyota P/U driven by Nola Pettitt, a 1987 Cadillac Eldorado driven by Irene Garcia and a 2008 Subaru Legacy driven by Brian Payne. All the involved vehicles sustained major damage.

The investigation into this matter is continuing.