One passenger was sent to the hospital with complaints of pain after a two-vehicle collision on County Road M on Saturday, according to a California Highway Patrol press release.
At around 11:55 a.m., Francisco Villarreal. 38, of Orland was driving his Ford pickup south on County Road M north of County Road 20 at approximately 45 mph approaching the Ford pickup driven by Armando Suarez, 52, of Orland.
According to the press release, Suarez was traveling north on County Road M at approximately 45 mph. Villarreal reportedly took his eyes off the road to grab something and when he looked up, he was partially in the northbound lane.
Villarreal steered his truck to the right and then steered back to the left and Suarez saw Villarreal’s truck enter his lane and Suarez steered his truck to take evasive action and jack-knifed his pick up and the trailer he was towing.
After Villarreal steered his truck to the left, he collided with the jack-knifed trailer. Villarreal’s truck traveled off the road edge and overturned, according to the press release.
Both trucks had one passenger each – Andrew Holmes, 23, of Orland was in Suarez’s truck, and a 5-year-old boy was in Villarreal’s truck.
Holmes complained of pain in his neck and back and was transported by ambulance to Enloe Medical Center.