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Minor Christmas Eve mayhem on Green Valley Road

A Christmas Eve bicycle accident on Green Valley Road in El Dorado Hills injured Caren Anne Jackson, a 48-year-old Fair Oaks woman, and Beverly Anne McInnes, 50, of Carmichael, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Jasper Begay.

Jackson and McInnes were bicycling westbound between Loch Way and Silva Valley Road on the right shoulder with Jackson in the lead at approximately 1:15 p.m. when Jackson encountered debris in the road and fell into the westbound traffic lane, according to the CHP report.

McInnes swerved to avoid her, but struck either Jackson or her bicycle, and was thrown onto the shoulder.

Jeanette Williams, 50, of El Dorado Hills was driving her 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt just behind the bicyclists when they hit the ground.

According to the CHP report, Williams’ vehicle struck Jackson, who was subsequently transported by El Dorado Hills firefighter/paramedics to the empty field at the intersection of Salmon Falls and Malcolm Dixon roads, where a Calstar helicopter picked her up and took her to Sutter Roseville Medical Center’s trauma center.

Sutter Roseville spokeswoman Robin Montgomery reported on Jan. 3 that Jackson was not a patient, which indicates that she was either discharged or transferred to another medical facility.

Firefighters who responded to the accident reported anecdotally that the bicyclists were part of a large group, and that Jackson’s helmet and repeated questions were consistent with a head injury caused by a bicycle accident, but the said they saw no indication that she was struck by a car while on the pavement.

Both bicyclists were wearing helmets, according to the CHP, and there was no indication that drugs or alcohol were a factor.

No citations were issued, but the CHP report indicates that the bicyclists were ruled “most at fault” for excessive speed.

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