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Two Separate Crashes Slow Traffic Through Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — Two separate accidents slowed traffic through the Coarsegold area this afternoon, one on the north end of town and another at Road 417.

Just before 2 p.m., CHP, Cal Fire and Madera County Fire responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 41 and Road 417.

A woman from Simi Valley was northbound and waiting at the stoplight in a Toyota Camry, when she was hit from behind by a Chevy Silverado driven by a 27-year-old man from Fresno.

The driver of the Chevy had complaints of pain and was transported by ground ambulance to a Valley hospital.

The driver of the Toyota was not injured, and was picked up by the friends she was traveling to visit in the area.

Traffic control was put in place until the scene was cleared at about 2:45 p.m.

Meanwhile, on the north end of town, another two-vehicle accident that occurred just minutes after the first, required traffic control on Highway 41 near Hummingbird Lane.

According to CHP at the scene, a Coarsegold man in a Chevy Silverado was northbound on Highway 41, waiting to turn left.

Another Coarsegold man in a Toyota pickup was also northbound traveling at a stated speed of about 30 mph when he saw the Chevy ahead of him and hit the brakes in an effort to avoid the collision. He struck the rear of the Chevy, and the wreck blocked the northbound lane.

The driver of the Chevy had complaints of pain to his back and was transported to Kaiser in Fresno.

The driver of the Toyota had complaints of pain to the chest and was evaluated by EMS by declined to be transported for further treatment.

Both accidents remain under investigation.

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