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Highway 49 Old Auburn Rd Accident Summary

A distracted driver concerned about the health of passenger let this car drift off the road, roll down a hillside and lean up against a tree Friday around 1:00 PM.  CHP Officer Greg Tassone says the driver of a sedan-type car, traveling southbound on Highway 49 approaching Old Auburn Rd south of Alta Sierra, was checking on an elderly passenger when the vehicle began to drift.
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The elderly female passenger was transported to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital for evaluation and treatment.
Alcohol and Drugs are not suspected to be involved. The accident remains under investigation.

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