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Gerald Snyder Highway 50, Still Meadows Road Multi-vehicle Crash in Placerville

 Highway 50, Still Meadows Road Multi-vehicle Crash in Placerville

4-Vehicle Crash on Highway 50 near Apple Cafe

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2018) — A multi-vehicle collision was reported Monday morning on Highway 50 near the old Apple Cafe,  according to the California Highway Patrol.

A series of several collisions ensued after Justin Schwartz, 18, of Diamond Springs, first crashed his 2011 Toyota Camry into the median barrier and overturned about 8:46 a.m.

The Camry was blocking both westbound lanes of Highway 50. Meanwhile, drivers on the eastbound side of the roadway became distracted by the rollover crash.

Indeed, Gerald Snyder, 81, of Coloma, was heading eastbound on Highway 50 in his Chevrolet Tahoe SUV. He braked due to traffic up ahead and was rear-ended by a Toyota Highlander driven by Christopher Coleman, 36, of Placerville. Next, a 2017 Toyota Camry crashed into the back of Snyder’s SUV. Cindy Shields, 54, of Diamond Springs, was driving the Camry.

Finally, Kelly Wilkinson, 32, of Placerville, was driving a 2000 Camry behind Shields when she struck the Shields’ Toyota.

Schwartz was the only driver taken to Sutter Roseville hospital for minor injuries.

Snyder, Coleman and Shields also suffered minor injuries, but they did not require hospitalization.

Traffic Accident Investigation

Police are heading up an investigation into the cause of this crash. At this time, it appears that there were multiple parties responsible for the collision. The investigation will go over evidence at the scene, police will take measurements and speak to those involved to determine fault.

If you were hurt or lost a loved one in a collision due to a negligent motorist, please contact Johnson Attorneys Group for a free consultation and find out what steps are necessary to obtain full compensation for your losses.

You may reach our law firm at 855-703-4186.


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