Burson, CA — Two Calaveras County residents were airlifted to a hospital outside the area following a crash Monday afternoon.
The CHP reports that 57-year-old Robert T. Hunter of Burson was driving on Highway 12 west of the North Fork of the Calaveras River when his 2001 Ford Focus started to drift over to the westbound shoulder.
A passenger, 51-year-old Richard Evo Delcarlo of Burson, reportedly tried to grab the wheel and assist Hunter. The CHP says, however, Hunter was unable to regain control of the car because of Delcarlo’s steering input. The car went across the opposing traffic lane and overturned. Both people reportedly suffered major injuries.
The accident happened at 2:05pm.