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Bill Lavallie
1 week ago

Tuesday around 2 p.m., the driver of a Saturn sedan lost control of his vehicle while traveling west on Shake Ridge Road and crossed over into the eastbound lane where it collided head on with a Honda CRV.

Amador Fire, CAL FIRE, CHP and two American Legion Ambulances were dispatched to the scene.

Three people from the Honda and the driver of the Saturn were all taken by ambulance to Sutter Amador Hospital to be checked for injuries.

The California Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident and as of press time, had not yet...

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Bill Lavallie
1 week ago

A chain reaction crash occurred Tuesday evening around 5 p.m. when one car stopped for a pedestrian crossing Highway 88 at the cross walk near Mel’s. One witness said a car behind the first vehicle also stopped, but a third vehicle did not and struck the second vehicle sending it forward and into the first vehicle. None of the drivers or passengers reported any injuries.

The Jackson Police Department is investigating this accident.

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John Tuttle
1 week ago

The following is a partial listing of traffic court cases and arraignments scheduled to be heard in Amador Superior Court on Monday, December 15. For a full list, visit amadorcourt.org

Christine Lavonne Morrow, no evidence of current registration.

Machelle Louise Wensel, unlawful to drive unless licensed.

Antonio Tovar, possession of open container by passenger prohibited.

Frederick Wayne Robinson, exceeding maximum speed limit of 55 miles per hour.

Ronald Patrick Whitley, exceeding maximum speed limit of 55 miles per hour....

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago
Minor Injuries — Horrific Scene

There was no shortage of mishaps and accidents on area roadways this week as a hot, dry fall transitioned into wet and wintry conditions not seen very often during the past few years.

A rear-end collision on Highway 49 at the entrance to the Drytown Cellars vineyard near Drytown Nov. 28, left a Carmichael woman with head pain, but no serious injury. The California Highway Patrol said Danielle Hartley, 47, was driving a 1997 Subaru southbound on the highway and came to a stop to make a left hand turn into the Cellars driveway. After...

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Via Press Release
2 weeks ago

Based on recent precipitation, the annual seasonal closure of native surface roads, also known as dirt roads, was expected to go into effect the week of December 1, 2014. Rainfall, soil moisture, road and trail conditions, and weather forecasts are factors that trigger a seasonal closure earlier than January 1. The roads will remain closed until at least April 1.

“My goal is to keep these roads open to the public as long as possible as winter approaches,” said Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree. “However, based on the weather...

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Bill Lavallie
3 weeks ago

Late Tuesday afternoon a motorcycle was struck by a pickup pulling out of the shopping center on Highway 49 in front of the CVS Pharmacy in Jackson.

The motorcycle was headed south when the truck exited the lot and struck it, causing the motorcycle to go down and skid around 50 feet across the road.

The driver of the motorcycle had an injury to his right leg and was transported to Sutter Amador Hospital for treatment.

The accident is under investigation by Jackson Police Department. The names of the drivers have not yet been...

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Bill Lavallie
3 weeks ago

Early Tuesday morning a Buick sedan was struck in the rear while

turning onto Westview Drive off of Argonaut Lane in Jackson.

Jackson Fire and police were dispatched to the scene along with an

American Legion Ambulance.

The driver of the pickup was taken to Sutter Amador with a complaint of

pain. The driver of the Buick sedan, now identified through social media postings as Paul Molinelli, Jr., was uninjured, and had this to say:

Went home this morning to get my sunglasses and got rear ended waiting to turn onto Westview...

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Matthew Hedger
11/21/2014 10:42 AM
The scene at Argonaut and Pioneer Lane.

A two-car accident at Argonaut and Pioneer Lane near the old book building Nov. 14 left at least one child injured. Jackson Police, who along with fire and ambulance units responded to the late afternoon crash, found a 2008 Mercedes Benz driven by Teresa Melton, 41, of Jackson, had collided with a 2000 Volvo driven by Magana Christian, 19, also of Jackson. The cause of the accident remains under investigation this week and because of the child’s age, the extent and nature of the injury was not disclosed.

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Tessa Marguerite
11/21/2014 9:31 AM
Deer-vehicle collisions in the U.S. cause about 200 fatalities each year. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
As the fog begins to settle over the dark hills and valleys of Amador County, drivers must be particularly cautious and fully alert. As you have probably noticed, the hours of limited visibility at dusk, and between sunset and sunrise, seem to be the preferred times for herds of deer to congregate beside, or on, the road. Deer migration and mating season takes place during the months of October through December, which results in more deer-related car accidents than any other time of the year. According to Insurance Institute for... [Read more]
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Via Press Release
11/17/2014 12:55 PM

The next Amador County Transportation Commission meeting is scheduled for Nov. 20, at 9 a.m., at 117 Valley View Way, in Sutter Creek.

Below is the ACTC meeting agenda. The full agenda packet can be found on the Amador County Transportation Commission's website, www.actc-amador.org, at the agenda tab.

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Matthew Hedger
11/14/2014 11:37 AM

By Bill Lavallie and Matthew Hedger

A series of unrelated accidents involving alcohol, deer, sunlight kept fire and emergency personnel busy this week, while police and sheriff’s deputies also dealt with a hit and run near Rancho Murietta.

In one of the most serious incidents this week, an Ione man had to be air lifted to a Sacramento hospital after an encounter with a deer November 7, at around 5:40 a.m. The California Highway Patrol said Gary Roger Shope, Jr., 44, was driving a 1977 Jeep CJ on Buena Vista Road south of Highway 88...

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Matthew Hedger
11/14/2014 3:09 PM

A two car accident at Argonaut and Pioneer Lane near the old book building has left at least one child injured, and two more are involved, according to on the scene photojournalist Bill Lavallie. Jackson Police along with fire and ambulance units are still present at the scene just after 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14. We’ll bring you more details as we get them into the newsroom.

UPDATE: 3:45 P.M. Both drivers and a child have now been taken to Sutter Amador Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The scene has now been cleared.

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Bill Lavallie
11/09/2014 12:16 PM

Around 11:45 a.m. Sunday morning, the driver of a Chevrolet SUV lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the embankment on a sharp curve on New York Ranch Road.

The California Highway Patrol along with fire department and American Legion emergency medical technicians arrived on scene to find the vehicle on its side with considerable damage to both the front and back. The driver— whose name has not yet been released — appeared to not have any injuries and no other vehicles were involved.

CHP is investigating the accident.

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Matthew Hedger
11/07/2014 10:37 AM

A two-car collision near the front of the entrance to Sutter Amador Hospital Monday sent at least one person to the emergency room with undisclosed injuries.

The accident happened around 4:50 p.m. and both vehicles sustained serious damage.

The California Highway Patrol and the Jackson Police Department responded to the accident, which remains under investigation this week.

An accident October 30 at an intersection made notorious for the number of traffic mishaps there resulted in minor injuries to a Galt man. The CHP said Gloria...

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Bill Lavallie
11/04/2014 11:11 AM

Around 4:50 p.m. Monday evening two cars collided in front of the entrance

to Sutter Amador Hospital.

At least one person was taken to the hospital with injuries. Both

vehicles sustained serious damage.

Jackson Police and CHP were on scene and are still investigating the accident.

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Matthew Hedger
10/31/2014 12:29 PM

A series of unrelated accidents involving alcohol, motorcycles and wet and icy conditions kept first responders busy during the last weekend of October 2014.

A Jackson man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage on Oct. 24, just after 4 p.m., following a single-car accident on Highway 88 west of Marilyn Lane. The California Highway Patrol said Paul Leon, 46, was driving a 2001 Subaru westbound on the highway at around 35 miles per hour when he “exited a left-hand curve and ran off the right...

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Carolyn Schmitz
10/27/2014 12:19 PM
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Teen Driver Night For Parents & Teens — both current and future drivers — is being sponsored by the Amador Teen Driver Council. The goal is to help parents and teens understand the many issues surrounding the pressures on the teen driver, as well as offer safety ideas and tips. Statistics prove that the more parents involve themselves in the activities of their teen drivers, fewer teen driving accidents occur.

Expect presentations from Amador County Health Officer Dr. Rita Kerr, CHP Officer Craig Harmon, Tina Wurzburger, a parent,...

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Matthew Hedger
10/24/2014 11:34 AM

A San Andreas man was killed and a Sutter Creek man suffered critical injuries in unrelated accidents in Calaveras and Amador counties this week.

The California Highway Patrol said Trenton Bumpus, a 20-year-old San Andreas resident succumbed to injuries sustained in a single car accident on Gold Strike Road south of Hawver Ranch Road Oct. 19. Bumpus was northbound at a unknown rate of speed when for undetermined reasons, he “failed to follow the curve of the roadway.” Bumpus’ 1994 Jeep Cherokee fishtailed across the road a number...

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Matthew Hedger
10/16/2014 11:52 AM

A Walnut Creek woman trying to save her dog from getting hit by a car wound up getting hit herself in a single car accident on Highway 88 east of Golf Link Drive near the Mace Meadows Golf Course in Pioneer Oct. 14.

The California Highway Patrol said Jennifer Rainwater, 33, was walking on the north shoulder of the road when she apparently tried to retrieve her dog — which had wandered onto the roadway — without first checking for oncoming traffic.

She was struck by 82-year-old Earl Maris Garrett of Pioneer, who was driving a 1996...

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Via Press Release
10/12/2014 7:53 PM

Individuals interested in becoming chain installers on California State Highways in the Sierra Nevada can contact the Caltrans Maintenance Office at (209) 736-0187. Permits are available for State Highways 4, 88, 89, 108 and 207 in Calaveras, Alpine, Amador and Tuolumne Counties.

All new applicants are required to attend an orientation class, which will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in the Caltrans Maintenance Office (98 South Main Street) in Angels Camp, California. A written and performance exam will be...

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