By: Grass Valley Police Department/ Grass Valley Fire
January 25, 2013 - Update from Grass Valley Fire Department:
"Grass Valley and Nevada City Fire units along with Sierra Nevada Medics responded to a reported auto vs ped in the area of Nevada City Highway near Brunswick. Grass Valley Engine 2 arrived to find a single patient down in the roadway with moderate injuries. Reports indicated the patient was struck and rolled over by a single vehicle. Grass Valley and Nevada City Fire units along with Medics provided care at the incident prior to transport to a trauma center. Nevada City Highway was closed for the incident. The driver of the vehicle was not injured".
GRASS VALLEY, CA January 24, 2013 – The Grass Valley Police responded to a car versus pedestrian accident in the 1900 blk of Nevada City Highway this evening that leaves one man hospitalized.
According to police, shortly after 7:30pm Thursday evening, officers were called to the scene of the traffic accident that occurred in the southbound lanes of Nevada City Highway and involved one vehicle and a pedestrian.
The preliminary investigation determined that Michael Damon Race Romero, 23 years of age from Grass Valley, was crossing Nevada City Highway from the East to the West when he was struck by a 1994 Mazda pickup driven by William Fike, 20 years of age from Nevada County, who was traveling southbound.
Romero was transported from the scene by ambulance to Sutter Roseville Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening at this time.
Fike was uninjured and released at the scene after speaking with police.
The exact cause of the accident remains under investigation; however, Fike was not found to be under the influence or speeding. Police believe that Romero's dark clothing and decision to cross in an unsafe section of Nevada City Highway and poor weather conditions were all contributing factors.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Grass Valley Police Department at 530.477.4600.
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