OAKHURST – A single vehicle accident blocked Road 426 for about 45 minutes this evening, sending drivers on a detour around Yosemite High.
At about 9:20 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, Elfie Slayton, of Oakhurst, was westbound on Road 426 at Hangtree Lane, when she apparently dozed off and lost control of her 1998 Lexus LS.
Madera County Fire Department Engine 12 was at the scene within minutes, followed by Engine 17 and Sierra Ambulance.
The windows in the car shattered, scattering glass all across the roadway, and though the car was on its roof, the only injuries suffered were reportedly some cuts to the passenger’s feet when she got out of the vehicle.
Slayton and her daughter were both checked out by EMS and were not in need of transport for medical attention.
The glass was cleared from the roadway by firefighters and Doc’s Towing, and both lanes were reopened just after 10 p.m.