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8/9/2017 - Accident in Plumas County Results in Serious Injuries - Click here to print this information

On Monday, 88-year-old Payton Rowan was traveling on an unmarked dirt road in Plumas County.

As he drove around a curve, his foot slipped off the brake and onto the accelerator pedal.

The vehicle drove forward and off the road where its front end collided with a tree.

Mr. Rowan was unable to exit the vehicle and remained trapped inside until a US Forest Service employee located him approximately three hours later.

He sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision and was transported via helicopter to Enloe Medical Center in Chico.

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