Firefighters from Kern County Fire Station 56 in Lebec responded to the site of a flipped vehicle on Lebec Road. They worked to get the driver free, Audrey Spenser, 82. She said an oncoming vehicle was driving too fast and came into her lane. She swerved to avoid being hit. The other vehicle did not stop, it appears. It was not at the scene. [Chuck Noble photo for The Mountain Enterprise]
LEBEC (Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at 4 p.m.)—Community reporter Chuck Noble was driving on Lebec Road at about noon when he came upon the scene of an accident. Here is his report:
"The wife and I were the second car to an accident on Lebec Road at noon today. The driver was Audrey Spenser, 82 years old and she was driving a late 90s GMC. She said she swerved to avoid a car that was coming too fast around a curve and was on the wrong side of the road. She ended upside down in the ditch. The fire department was able to get her out of the vehicle and to the hospital, She was talking. She had a dog with her which [appeared] okay. Friends came to pick up the dog."
It appears that the oncoming vehicle that was reported as being in the wrong lane as sit came around a curve at a high rate of speed continued on and did not stop. It was not at the scene of the accident, Noble said.
This is part of the August 12, 2011 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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