Here are the latest vehicle accident reports, as provided by the Willows area office of the California Highway Patrol.
Friday, Sept. 23:
7:40 p.m., J. Maldonado, 20, of Chico, was driving a 2018 Dodge south on Highway 45 near County Road 34. He was attempting to pass an uninvolved vehicle that was also traveling south on Highway 45. As the Dodge was passing this vehicle, the Dodge struck a 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle that was traveling north on Highway 45, approaching County Road 34.
After the collision, the Dodge continued southbound and stopped on the right shoulder. The motorcycle continued northbound and came to rest on its side, blocking the northbound lane. The driver of the motorcycle, Loyd Hanski, 50, of Magalia, sustained major injuries.
Several volunteer firefighters responded for the injured rider and traffic control. Highway 45 was closed for about 45 minutes due to the accident. Hanski was transported by helicopter to Enloe Medical Center in Chico for treatment of his injuries.
Maldonado was not injured. Safety equipment for both drivers was in use at the time of the accident. According to CHP Officer J. Price, neither alcohol nor drugs are considered a factor in this collision.
9:55 p.m., Jose Jimenez Prieto, 37, of South San Francisco, was driving a 2001 Toyota north on Interstate 5, south of County Road 60, at 75 miles per hour. He drove into the median, crossed both southbound lanes of I-5, and onto the right shoulder of southbound I-5, where his Toyota struck a wire perimeter fence and rolled over. The vehicle came to rest on County Road J, north of County Road 62.
All three occupants of the Toyota were transported by Enloe Ambulance to Enloe Medical Center in Chico. According to CHP Officer Gilliam, the driver sustained moderate injuries; passenger Victoria Jimenez, 8, of South San Francisco, suffered major injuries; and the severity of the injuries of passenger Isabella Jimenez, 13, of South San Francisco, were not specified. All three occupants were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident. Neither alcohol nor drugs are considered a factor in this incident.