Driver crashes into PG&E equipment

Glenn County Observer

A Southern California driver who was unfamiliar with Glenn County roads sustained minor injuries when he crashed his VW early Friday morning.

According to the Willows Area Office of the California Highway Patrol, at about 2:15 a.m. on Oct. 21, Phillip Barton, 52, of Irvine (Orange County), was driving a 2014 Volkswagen north on Sixth Avenue, south of County Road 9, at 60 to 65 miles per hour.

As he approached the intersection with Road 9, he realized too late there was a stop sign.

He attempted to stop but was unable to do so. He drove his vehicle through the stop sign and crossed County Road 9.

His VW struck several pieces of PG&E equipment located near the intersection.

According to CHP Officer Gilliam, Barton sustained minor injuries from this crash and was transported to Enloe Medical Center in Chico for evaluation.

He was wearing his seatbelts at the time of the accident.

He stated he was unfamiliar with the roadway.

Neither alcohol nor drugs were suspected as factors in this crash, and there were no arrests.

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