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Pedestrian Struck in Penn Valley and No Headlight Drivers on 49

A pedestrian crossing against a red light was seriously injury in a car accident Friday night. CHP Public Information Officer Greg Tassone says a 24 year old Penn Valley man was crossing the road against a red light when he was struck by a 82 year old Grass Valley woman driving a 2004 Toyota.

Click here to listen to CHP Officer Greg Tassone

The pedestrian was flown to Sutter Roseville Hospital for treatment of serious injures. Officer Tassone says the man is expected to survive. The accident remains under investigation.

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The CHP says local drivers are getting bad about not turning on their headlights on Highway 49 and CHP Public Information Officer Greg Tassone says the CHP has been increasing their enforcement.  Officer Tassone says they are seeing a increasing number of people not turning on their headlights when they are driving in the safety area of the highway between Grass Valley and the county line.
Click here to listen to CHP Officer Greg Tassone

One veteran CHP Officer said he could write tickets all day long on the highway with the number of people not having their headlights on. Officer Tassone says it is the law anytime you are on highway 49 your head light must be on or you could get a citation.

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