Jeep Flips at Mil Potrero Y

UPDATE PINE MOUNTAIN, CA (5:45 P.M. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013)—Eileen Brunelli is out of the hospital with bruises. The cats are being cared for. See the next issue of The Mountain Enterprise for the full details.

UPDATE PINE MOUNTAIN, CA (4:45 P.M. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013)—  Friends are sending out messages regarding help that will be needed. Here is a note from Patrice Stimpson: "Eileen was in the middle of moving and we might need a place (or a few places more likely) to foster her cats until she gets out of the hospital. If anyone can take one or two cats TEMPORARILY to help out please call 242-3857 or 242-1781."

UPDATE PINE MOUNTAIN, CA (4:40 P.M. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013)—  The Jeep flipped off the road and into the ditch about a half mile west of the Mil Potrero ‘Y,’ near the abandoned Camp Oswego. It appears to have been a single car accident. The name of the motorist is now reported by friends to be Eileen Brunelli. Her dog, Charlie, was reported by CHP and friends to have been killed in the accident. Brunelli has been taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital with moderate injuries.

CUDDY VALLEY, CA (Thursday, Feb. 7, 2012 at 3:24 P.M.)—Many passing motorists are reporting an accident this afternoon at Mil Potrero ‘Y’. Community Reporter Grayson Sparkman from the Pine Mountain community sent the photo above and writes, "I don’t know the story except that it was very cold foggy and looks as though this Jeep Cherokee hit a snow berm and flipped onto a ditch within the past hour. It’s 3:10 p.m. Feb 7. Ambulance and fire trucks were there on my way to Frazier Park Market and I took this on my way back."

Reports from other residents and the CHP incident report indicate a single motorist has been taken to Henry Mayo Hospital with moderate injuries. We are seeking to confirm details with authorities at this time.

Motorists are reminded that the combination of loose gravel and nearly-invisible ice spots can combine to make for hazardous driving on mountain curves. Please drive slowly and carefully. A snowstorm is predicted to be blowing in this evening, and visibility is diminishing under tule fog.



This is part of the February 01, 2013 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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