Two men injured in crash
By MARY CALLAHAN
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Published: Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 7:38 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 8:18 a.m.
Two Sonoma men were injured, one severely, when the car they were traveling in overturned on Roberts Lake Road north of Rohnert Park early Thursday, the CHP said.
The driver of the vehicle, William Sheehan, 23, was arrested for suspected drunken driving but remained hospitalized, authorities said.
CHP Sgt. Mack Lewis said Sheehan was driving southbound in a 1993 Ford Thunderbird at an unsafe speed around 1:555 a.m. when he lost control of the car while coming out of a curve north of the duck pond in Roberts Lake Park.
Neither he nor his passenger, Michael Adams, 22, was wearing a seatbelt, and Adams was ejected when the vehicle overturned, Lewis said.
He suffered moderate-to-major injuries, while Sheehan had major injuries - injuries Lewis said were compounded by the fact that neither was seatbelted.
“We could have definitely had one fatality out of this, if not two,” Lewis said.
Conditions updates on the two men were not available early Thursday.