OAKHURST – An Oakhurst man escaped serious injury this morning when his car went off Highway 41 and plunged down a steep embankment on Deadwood.
Grady Grant, 38, was traveling southbound on Highway 41 about a mile south of Victoria Lane, when he suffered a blackout, according to CHP Officer Doug Corbett.
The silver Acura Integra, traveling at an unknown rate of speed, crossed the northbound lane and left the roadway, plunging off the steep shoulder and coming to rest in the very dense trees and brush on the hillside.
No one else was involved in the accident, but several other motorists witnessed it, and called 911. The wreck happened at about 9:37 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28.
Officer Corbett said Grant was not injured, and a family member was called to take him home. Grant apparently suffers from a medical condition which caused him to black out.
The road was closed in both directions for about twenty minutes to allow Doc’s Towing to pull the car up onto the roadway and remove it from the scene.
Two Cal Fire engines responded to the accident, along with two CHP units, Sierra Ambulance, Cal Trans and Doc’s Towing.