COARSEGOLD — A two-vehicle accident this morning at the intersection of Roads 415 at 400 blocked the roadway briefly and caused some slowing for Sunday morning travelers in the area. It also resulted in injures to the driver of the car that was hit by an SUV.
The accident was called in by a passerby at about 9:45 a.m.
According to CHP at the scene, a 19-year-old Madera man was westbound on Road 415 in a 2008 GMC Yukon, at a stated speed of 40 miles per hour, and began slowing to make a left turn onto Road 400.
For unknown reasons, the driver of the Yukon turned directly in an eastbound 2000 Subaru Outback driven by a 59-year-old woman from Coarsegold, causing major damage to the Subaru, and damage to the front of the Yukon.
Cal Fire Engine 4295 responded to the incident along with Madera County Fire Engine 310 and Sierra Ambulance.
The driver of the Subaru had complaints of neck and arm pain and was transported by ground ambulance to a Valley hospital.
Traffic control was put in place on Road 400 as the scene was investigated and cleared.
There were no passengers in either vehicle, and the driver of the Yukon was reportedly uninjured. The accident remains under investigation.