Single car accident requires SkyLife

Staff reportMarch 27, 2014 

A single car accident north of Summit Road near Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp resulted in one passenger being medevaced to Community Regional Medical Center Wednesday, March 26 after the vehicle he was traveling in lost control and traveled down an embankment.

According to authorities driver Woo Lam, 21, of Los Angeles traveling northbound on Highway 41 at unsafe speeds lost control of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra causing the vehicle to veer off the road and down an embankment. The car collided with a pine tree on the passenger side causing major damage to the front passenger Muhammad Putera’s right arm.

Putera, 20, of Los Angeles suffered a possible broken arm and was transported by ambulance to Oakhurst before being flown to CRMC to receive medical attention.

Lam and the other two passengers in the vehicle suffered minor injuries and were treated on scene. Highway 41 remain open during the accident and the collision is still under investigation.

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