Single car accident on Crane Valley Road

Sierra StarOctober 9, 2013 

The California Highway Patrol responded to a single car accident around 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 on Crane Valley Road (426) near Bass Lake.

The driver of an silver Nissan Xterra lost control of the vehicle coming around a curve and the vehicle skidded off the road striking a tree. No injuries were reported and no report was taken.

However, the CHP is advising people to drive with caution and maintain safe speeds. “We are coming into the winter months and because this is the first rain it is the most hazardous driving condition of the year,” Officer Gentry said. “Weather does not cause accidents, drivers who are driving faster than conditions allow do ... take your time and slow down a bit.”

According t the California Department of Motor Vehicles, Californians Basic Speed Law states that drivers “may never drive faster than is safe for current conditions.”

The CHP advises drivers check their tire pressure, wipers, brakes, and carry chains. “Be mindful of your vehicle and weather conditions, drive carefully and get where you need to go safely,” Gentry said.

For more information of traffic conditions call California Department of Transportation at 1-800-427-7623 or the Yosemite National Parks at (209)372-0200.

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