Two car crashes interrupted traffic Tuesday afternoon in Grass Valley minutes apart. First, a rear end accident happened East bound on Hwy 20 west of Brighton Street in Grass Valley just before 3 pm. Upon arrival Firefighters found two vehicles, one off the roadway on the bank, one driver refused treatment while 2 occupants were transported to Sierra Nevada hospital and one to Sutter Roseville by cal star air ambulance. The roadway was shut for about an hour.
The second accident was on Ridge Road near Manzanita Dr in Grass Valley. Firefighters arrived to find 2 vehicles there in a head on accident. Both vehicles were blocking the roadway. One driver refused treatment and the other was transported by ambulance to Sierra Nevada Hospital. The road was shut down for about a half hour during high school traffic.