Cali Route 101 auto accident injures 2

California U.S. Route 101 auto accident injures 2 in Cotati.

Santa Rosa, CA(JusticeNewsFlash.com)–A motor vehicle collision (MVC) involving three vehicles injured at least two people on Friday morning. The Press Democrat reports the car accident took place on Highway 101 in Cotati, California at about 8:30 a.m. on Friday. California Highway Patrol (CHP) state troopers claim a Ford Taurus hit a Mercedes on Highway 101, close to the Highway 116 exit. The Ford, driven by 19 year-old Adrian Pacificador of Vacaville, was traveling southbound on the freeway. Sonoma County police investigators say Pacificador was attempting to pass another vehicle by cutting into their lane, when she hit the Mercedes, also heading southbound. The Mercedes was operated by 19 year-old Lacey Stanley of Petaluma. Pacificador’s vehicle then spun out of control into the center median and struck a Dodge pickup truck. The driver of the pickup truck was 25 year-old David Marney, also of Petaluma. Cotati highway accident investigators did not indicate whether the Dodge pickup truck or the Ford had any passengers.

Stanley’s car was transporting a 39 year-old passenger named Manju Stanley. Cotati area emergency medical services (EMS) team took Manju Stanley to Kaiser Medical Center in Santa Rosa for treatment of her injuries. Pacificador was also transported to a local Sonoma County hospital by paramedics for her pain. The specific injuries sustained by Manju Stanley and Pacificador are unknown. Lacey Stanley and David Marney were not taken to a medical center. Traffic in the southbound lanes was delayed for approximately an hour. Police authorities have not released details regarding citing Pacificador for traffic violations in the automobile accident.

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