Rollover accident on Cuddy Valley Road

By Pam Sturdevant

Kern County Search and Rescue were doing a training exercise on top of Mt. Pinos. After the exercise some of the crew headed back down the mountain when they saw  an overturned car and radioed for help to the other members of the crew, who then called in emergency personnel. Station 56, 57, 58, Hall Ambulance Service and CHP all responded.

According to the report from Sgt. Zachary Emmons, it was a single rollover that occurred at approximately 11:10 p.m., Friday night, June 28. It happened about .9 miles east of Camp McGill.  At the wheel was a 50-year-old female driving eastbound on Cuddy Valley Road at about 35 mph when she lost control of her car.

There was no indication she was driving under the influence or anything suspicious. She was coming home from work. She hit a dirt embankment on the the north side of the road and overturned her car. She was transported by Hall Ambulance to Kern Medical Center. She was wearing a seatbelt. Rider Towing towed her car.

The driver sustained minor injuries, though she was disoriented because she had been upside down for an undetermined length of time. She did tell Search and Rescue that her 4-year-old daughter and her sister were in the back seat. The crew did a search of the area and found no one. They later went to her house spoke with her husband who informed them their daughter is 29 years-old and the sister lived in another state.

Updates will be provided in The Mountain Enterprise this week.

This is part of the June 28, 2013 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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