OPD responds to two fender benders

A young man appears to take exception to an Observer photographer taking pictures of an accident, despite the fact that the accident occurred in public view on public property, damaged public property, involved public employees (police and public works), and cost the public money. Glenn County Observer photo by Donna Wilder.

By Larry Judkins

Glenn County Observer

A couple of fender benders kept the Orland Police Department busy on Wednesday.

The first incident occurred at about 11:30 a.m. in front of 421 Third Street, which is roughly halfway between Tehama and Shasta Streets.

According to the OPD log, “Officers located a red 2015 Ford Mustang on the east sidewalk of Third Street and contacted the 17-year-old driver.”

No other details were mentioned, such as the driver’s name (even though the driver was a minor, if he was not engaged in criminal activity, then his name was releasable) and, most importantly, how the accident happened.

The Mustang did significant damage to the curb in front of the house.

The Ford Ranger involved in a collision at Sixth and Tehama Streets is loaded aboard a Bambauer tow truck. Glenn County Observer photo by Larry Judkins.

The second accident occurred just before 4 p.m. at the intersection of Sixth and Tehama Streets.

Again, no further information was given other than “Officers assisted both parties exchange information and documented the incident.”

The Observer noted at the scene that one of the two vehicles involved was a white Ford Ranger pickup and the other was a black Nissan Altima.

The Ford was located facing north on the southbound side of Sixth Street, while the Nissan had come to a stop facing a southwesterly direction on eastbound Tehama Street, at the southwest corner of the intersection – the same corner where the Liberty Food and Gas station is located.

It’s front end damaged, a Nissan Altima rests against a curb at the southwest corner of Sixth and Tehama Streets. Glenn County Observer photo by Larry Judkins.

The Ford had significant damage to the driver’s side of the pickup, while the Nissan had significant damage to its front.

Fortunately, no one was injured in either of these accidents.