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Possible medical ailment leads to U-turn accident

Staff Reports

An unidentified woman driver, apparently attempting to make a U-turn, overshot the street drove up over a curb and hit a car stopped at a stop sign.

After getting help from onlookers to move her car out of the way, the woman stumbled out of her car, crossed the street and fell down on the ground in front of the car she had hit. Police said they were unsure if the woman suffered a stroke, some type of seizure, or was driving under the influence.

A witness said the woman was traveling east on U.S. Highway 50 around 4 p.m. Tuesday when she turned in front of traffic at San Jose Avenue.

“She pulled right in front of me and I had to stop to avoid her,” said South Lake Tahoe resident Jon Plumer. “It looked like she was trying to make a U-turn.”

Hector Plascencia, 22, of South Lake Tahoe was stopped at the stop sign on San Jose waiting to pull out onto U.S. Highway 50. His car sustained minor damage from the collision and he was unhurt, police said.

The woman was transported to Barton Memorial Hospital.

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