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CHP Incident: 17-Year Old Receives Minor Injuries in Standish Collision

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

The California Highway Patrol’s Susanville office has released details of a single-vehicle collision that occurred in Standish Friday evening and sent a 17-year old girl to the hospital with minor injuries.

According to the report the girl, who is unidentified because of her age, was driving a 1998 Nissan sedan southbound on US-395, at around 10:40p.m., approaching Leavitt Lane when her cell phone rang and she reached to answer it, diverting her attention from the roadway. Because of this her car drifted to the right shoulder.

When she noticed she was leaving the roadway, she over-corrected to the left and lost control. Her vehicle crossed the northbound lane, went into a ditch and up an embankment causing it to flip over once before landing on its wheels facing in a northerly direction.

The driver was able to exit the vehicle on her own and contacted 911 to report the collision. She informed CHP she had been wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident.

“Although this driver was fortunate enough to escape this collision with only minor injuries,” said Public Information Officer Kristin Wilburn in the release, “she is aware this isn’t always the case. More often than not, an unrestrained occupant of a vehicle involved in a roll-over collision suffers major or fatal injuries.”

“CHP would like to remind everyone to buckle-up, every time, regardless of how far you are traveling. Additionally, distracted driving is never worth being involved in a collision.”

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