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Date and Time of Release: 20 July 2009

Date and Time of Incident: 20 July 2009, at approx. 11:49 am

Subject: Injury Accident
20 July 2009, at approx. 11:49 am, Sonora Police Department and Sonora City Fire Department responded to the intersection of Mono Way and Sanguinetti Rd. for a reported injury accident with a vehicle into a power pole.

It was determined that Gregory Popovich, 46 of Sonora, was eastbound in his GMC pick-up when Joyce Pedroni, 70 of Sonora, made a left turn from westbound Mono Way towards Sanguinetti Rd. in her Ford Focus, directly in front of Popovich. Popovich attempted to avoid the collision, but was unable to do so.

The force of the impact pushed Pedroni’s vehicle into a power pole located at the eastside of the intersection. Pedroni’s 52 year old female passenger was transported to Sonora Regional Medical Center for complain of pain to her neck and right leg. Sanguinetti Rd. was closed for approximately an hour during the investigation and vehicle removal.