COARSEGOLD – A Raymond woman walked away from a single-vehicle accident on Road 400 today, suffering only a few bruises after crashing her SUV off the side of the road.
Just before 12:30 p.m., the 49-year-old driver was southbound on Road 400 just south of Road 415 when, for unknown reasons, she failed to negotiate a right-hand turn and crossed over the northbound lane and skidded down the embankment on the east side of the road.
The 2008 Chevy Equinox rolled once before coming to rest on its wheels about 30 feet down in the drainage.
The driver was able to get out of the vehicle, and told CHP she tried to brake and swerve to avoid the accident, but doesn’t remember much after turning off Road 415 onto Road 400, except when her vehicle hit the live oaks on the side of the road.
She was examined by Sierra Ambulance personnel, but had no visible injuries and was able to walk away with a friend who came to pick her up.
One-lane traffic control was put in place as CHP conducted their investigation, and the Chevy was pulled back up onto the roadway.
There was no indication that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident, according to CHP at the scene.