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Hail And Ice Cause Hwy 12 Accident

San Andreas, CA — An icy road proved to be the undoing for 20 year old Justine Newman of Valley Springs Monday evening at approximately six o’clock when she lost control of her 1999 Volkswagen on Hwy 12 at Toreno Way.

Newman was westbound at 50mph when she applied her brakes due to ice and hail. As her vehicle was sliding to the left she turned the steering wheel to the right but was unable to regain control. The VW traveled off the roadway and struck an embankment.

Newman was treated for minor injuries at Mark Twain-St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Footnote to this story; whenever you lose control of a vehicle remember to turn into and not out of the skid.

Written by bill.johnson@mlode.com