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Motorist Severely Injured, Not Wearing Seatbelt

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Another Motorist travelling through the Mother Lode, sans seatbelt, has been seriously hurt in an accident on Highway 12 in Calaveras County.

CHP Officer T. Butzler says 31 year old Johnna Sundeen was driving on the rural highway east of Lower Double Springs Road just before midnight when she allowed her BMW to leave the roadway. The car began to spin and became airborne before crashing into a tree. Sundeen remains in St. Joseph Hospital recovering from major injuries, including a broken pelvis and possible broken ribs. Sh e was not wearing a seatbelt when the accident occurred.

The precise cause of the crash remains under investigation.