Tuesday Aug 11 2009
Auburn couple seriously injured after vehicle rollover
By: Jenifer Gee Journal Staff Writer
ID released of motorcyclist involved in fatal accident
An Auburn couple was seriously injured after their vehicle rolled over on Auburn Folsom Road Monday afternoon. Paul and Martha Magenheimer, 71 and 67 years old respectively, were reportedly driving northbound on Auburn Folsom Road just north of Newcastle Road when, for reasons unknown, the driver, Paul Magenheimer, swerved to the right off the roadway, according to California Highway Patrol spokesman David Martinez. The Toyota Avalon he was driving struck a tree on the east side of the road and then spun out of control, hit an embankment and landed on the roof, Martinez said. The couple was found inside the car when emergency responders arrived, Martinez said. Both were transported via ambulance to Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Paul Magenheimer reportedly suffered a broken nose and contusions to his face. He was discharged from the hospital Tuesday, according to Sutter Roseville spokeswoman Robin Montgomery. Martha Magenheimer had a laceration to her head, a concussion and a fracture on her back, Martinez said. She was listed in fair condition Tuesday, Montgomery said. Martinez said both the driver and passenger were wearing their seatbelts and authorities do not believe alcohol was a factor. Paul Magenheimer reportedly told authorities he as driving 40 mph at the time of the accident, Martinez said. Motorcyclist dies after collision with van Sheridan resident Richard Russell, 54, succumbed to his injuries Saturday after the Harley Davidson motorcycle he was driving collided with a van at about 9:30 p.m. on Highway 193, according to California Highway Patrol spokesman David Martinez. Martinez said the van, driven by 40-year-old Auburn resident Susan Flanagan, was traveling east on the state route when it turned left in front of Russell’s motorcycle, which was traveling westbound on Highway 193. No arrests were made on scene and Martinez said alcohol did not appear to be a factor. Flanagan was uninjured, Martinez said. No cause has been determined yet and the accident remains under investigation, Martinez added. The Journal's Jenifer Gee can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.