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CHP Incident: Drivers Uninjured in Two-Car Highway 36 Collision

Everyone walked away uninjured Thursday after a collision between two vehicles on Highway 36 near the scales at the top of the hill west of Susanville.

According to the CHP report, at around 7:24a.m., the driver of a 2011 Ford F750, identified as 34-year old Susanville resident Pedro Martinez, was driving west on the highway, approaching the scale area.

At the same time the driver of a 2011 Ford Explorer, identified by the CHP as 32-year old Susanville resident Kayla Pendergast, was traveling east on the highway.

“Martinez suffered an unknown medical emergency, causing him to lose consciousness and veer into the path of Ms. Pendergast,” explains CHP Officer M. Peterson in the report.

Pendergast was unable to to take evasive actions and avoid a collision.

The front of her Explorer struck the passenger side of the service truck. Both vehicles were disabled as a result of the collision.

Both drivers declined medical aid at the scene. Pendergast’s passengers were uninjured.

Officer Peterson and the CHP would reminds drivers to always wear their seatbelts!

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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