Three-car wreck hits South "Y" Center
A Rancho Cordova, Calif., man suffered a minor back injury Sunday at 2 p.m. when a van going west broadsided a pickup attempting a left turn into the South “Y” shopping center on Emerald Bay Road.
The wreck involved a third car, a Chevrolet Malibu, that had stopped at the exit of the shopping center to turn onto Emerald Bay Road. The impact of the collision left the front end of the blue Ford pickup on top of the Malibu.
The man injured in the wreck was Gerry Addison, a 45-year-old driving the Malibu. Deborah Elliott, the owner and a passenger of the Malibu, was not injured in the accident.
“I don’t know if I’m OK, but I know my car isn’t,” she said. “Nothing but the devil. I should have gone to church today … it was like a ton of bricks coming down. I thought we were dead.”
The silver Chevrolet Astrovan was totaled when it T-boned the passenger side of the pickup. The van was driven by Rothman Stewart, 28, of Redwood City, Calif. Two women and a girl riding inside the van escaped injury.
The driver of the pickup, David Herbert, 45, of Meyers, may be cited for failing to yield while making a left hand turn, but South Lake Tahoe Police Officer Al Ramirez said he will not issue a ticket until his investigation is complete. When the Tahoe Daily Tribune asked Herbert if he saw what happened, he said: “I don’t want to talk to you guys.”
Police had to shut down a section of one lane on Highway 50 for about 30 minutes because of the wreck.
A tow truck pulled the van off Emerald Bay Road. The two other cars involved in the wreck were driven from the scene.
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