ACTON – Firefighters removed a woman from her car Monday after it overturned in Acton, a CHP officer said. The woman, a roving health care worker whose identity was not released, told Highway Patrol officers she fell asleep about 9:10 a.m. while driving her Dodge Neon north on Sierra Highway, CHP Officer Tom Goris said. She drove off the road, crashing into a power pole about 20 feet from the pavement south of Crown Valley Road, Goris said. The woman was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital with moderate injuries, Goris said. Staff Writer Patricia Farrell Aidem contributed to this story. [email protected] (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The crash felled the power pole. Goris said driving without adequate rest is “just as dangerous as driving drunk.” “She could have just as easily veered into oncoming traffic,” Goris said. About 15 minutes earlier, a crash blocked traffic on another of the remote alternate routes between the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys. A motorcyclist heading south on Bouquet Canyon Road, just north of the Big Oaks Lodge in Saugus, passed a slower-moving vehicle, but found himself in the path of an oncoming car, CHP Officer John Lutz said.
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