DOUGLAS CITY. A collision between two trucks on Highway 299 in Trinity County resulted in death on Tuesday, April 22, 2008. The driver of an eastbound tire truck was struck head-on by a westbound flatbed near the Grass Valley Creek Bridge. The flatbed apparently lost control because of speed and wet pavement. A steady rain had been falling all day. The 43-year old driver of the tire truck was killed. The three occupants of the flatbed suffered only minor injuries.
Accidents such as this one stand as a constant reminder that speed on the mountain roads of Northern Claifornia, particularly when weather conditions are changing, often kills. The “seconds” that may be saved in arriving a bit earlier is never worth the life that is taken or lost.
Our condolences go out to the survivors of the deceased.