Mary Griffin Among 6 Injured in Tehama County Transit Bus Crash on Highway 99 At Gerber Road
Tehama County, California (January 9, 2020) – Mary Ann Griffin, 74, of Corning, was among six people injured Tuesday morning in a traffic accident involving a transit bus on Highway 99 in Tehama County, according to a report by the California Highway Patrol.
The crash took place at around 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, January 7 on Highway 99 at Gerber Road.
According to the CHP report, a 1990 Ford Mustang, driven by a 17 -year-old Los Molinos boy, was traveling eastbound on Gerber Road toward the intersection with Highway 99W.
The Mustang reportedly entered the intersection, directly in the pathway of a 2017 Ford E-450 TRAX (Tehama County) transit bus that was heading northbound, driven by Steven Darrough, 68, of Red Bluff. As a result, the Mustang was hit on the passenger’s side by the bus.
The driver of the Mustang and his 14-year-old passenger were ejected upon the impact and both sustained major injuries. The driver was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Redding while the passenger was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Red Bluff.
Darrough and three passengers on the bus, Griffin, Ronnie Allemand, 41, of Corning, and Anthony Leon, 66, of Red Bluff, sustained minor to moderate injuries and were taken to Mercy Medical Center for treatment.
The CHP is investigating the cause of the accident.