BASS LAKE – Wet road conditions and unsafe speed were factors in an accident near Bass Lake this afternoon, says the CHP.
Elizabeth Olmeda, 27, of Oakhurst, was driving eastbound on Road 274 at what CHP Officer Dominici determined to be a high rate of speed, and unsafe for conditions.Olmeda failed to negotiate a curve, crossed over the westbound lane and left the roadway, crashing down over the bank and into a tree.
The accident happened at 1:17 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 6. just east of Fawn Point.
Glen and Shawn, two employees of Ponderosa Telephone Company, passed by the scene, saw the car down off the road, and turned around to check it out.
“She was conscious when we got there,” said Glen. “The car was still running, and she was talking to us.”
The 2002 Acura RSX she was driving sustained major damaged. The roadway was closed for about 30 minutes while Olmeda was transfered to the ambulance, and Doc’s towing cleared the vehicle from the scene.
Olmeda was transported by Sierra Ambulance to Community Regional Medical Center with unknown injuries.