We mentioned earlier in a story about a high speed head on crash on Highway 50 near Arrowhead Monday afternoon. Major injuries there. But Monday evening proved to be very accident prone as well. Sheriff’s Deputies say that a nasty crash occurred at Saliman and Fairview. Deputies say a woman driving west on Fairview thought an oncoming pickup was signaling to turn north on Saliman – so she turned south onto Saliman. But the pick up apparently straightened out as if he had changed his mind and headed straight ahead. The impact was horrendous. Both the pick and the small sedan were extensively damaged. The lady was loaded aboard an ambulance for transport to CTRMC. Driver of the pickup was questioned about what happened. Investigators had also questioned the lady driver as to what happened. She said pickup appeared to be turning away from her, then went straight. They both ended in the southwest corner of Saliman and Fairview.
We’ll see how it settles out.
A little earlier in the evening a Waste Management truck driver had just finished picking up the contents of apartment trash bins on Little Lane . But suddenly he smelled smoke and heard what he described as large car or truck batteries popping from the rear of his truck. He stopped and realized his truck was in grave danger of catching fire so he quickly dumped his collected garbage onto the ground in a field off Little Lane. Fire fighters arrived and drowned the fire in what was by then a small mountain of trash and garbage on the ground.
The driver said he made a mess but he saved a refuse truck which are not cheap. Firefighters and Waste Management personnel were working together to keep the fire out and enroute to a secure dump site. No injuries.