NORTH FORK — A two-vehicle crash on Road 225 slowed traffic this afternoon and resulted in scrapes and bruises to the seven people involved.
Just after 5:30 p.m., Brian McNamara, 50, of North Fork and his wife were westbound on Road 225 approaching Road 230 — the entrance to the Rec Center — at a stated speed of 45 mph.
Shana Lewis, also of North Fork, was coming out of the Rec Center, and “failed to yield the right of way,” according to CHP at the scene.
Lewis, who was driving a Nissan Sentra, reportedly pulled out directly into the path of the Nissan Versa driven by McNamara, and he was unable to avoid colliding with her car.
The force of the crash shoved McNamara’s car across both lanes and off the roadway on the opposite side, where it crashed into the ditch and hit a fence.
Lewis’s car came to rest blocking the westbound lane.
Cal Fire Engines 4275 out of Rancheria and 4254 from Bass Lake responded to the scene, and firefighters began evaluating the three adults, and the five minor children who were passengers in the Sentra.
Sierra Ambulance and Pistoresi Ambulance also responded. No one was seriously injured, though the passenger in the Versa was suffering chest pains from the force of the seatbelt and the airbag. The occupants of the Sentra also had scrapes and bruises from the force of the collision.
One-way traffic was put in place for about 30 minutes, until CHP pushed the Sentra off the roadway.