BASS LAKE – An afternoon cruise to the mountains ended with major front end damage and a tow for two teens from Fresno.
The young men were eastbound along the north shore of Bass Lake on the very winding Road 432, when they entered a tight curve at too high a rate of speed, according to CHP at the scene.They allowed their 2004 Toyota Corolla to cross the double yellow lines and into the westbound lane, and directly into the path of an oncoming vehicle.
Three young women from the Coarsegold area were in that westbound lane, in a 2002 Jeep Wrangler. Though the driver saw the Toyota coming at her, and moved to the right shoulder of the road in an effort to avoid the collision, the Toyota crashed into the right front fender of the Jeep.
Two CHP officers responded to the scene, along with emergency medical personnel, but no one was injured.
Passersby assisted in directing traffic while the wreck was cleared. The Jeep was able to be driven off under its own power, and Doc’s Towing handled the removal of the Toyota and cleaning off the roadway.
Names of the drivers are not being published as they are both minors.