Yesterday, May 14 at approximately 4:10 pm, Nicholas Schagerer (age 21 years from El Dorado Hills) was driving a black BMW sedan, at a high rate of speed on eastbound Douglas Blvd. approaching Woodgrove Way. A black Range Rover SUV (driven by a 17 year old female) was making a left turn from westbound Douglas Blvd. onto southbound Woodgrove Way. Also at this intersection was a black KIA SUV (driven by Amber Les, age 18 from Granite Bay) stopped at the stop sign facing northbound on Woodgrove Way.
Due to the vehicles (BMW) high rate of speed, the BMW struck the right side of the Range Rover, causing it to overturn and come to rest on its roof on the south/west corner of the intersection. As a result of this collision, the KIA SUV was also impacted. The drivers of the KIA and Ranger Rover (also the sole occupants of both vehicles) sustained minor injuries and were transported by South Placer Fire dept. to Sutter Roseville Medical Center. The driver of the BMW (Schagerer) was also taken to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, by South Placer Fire, with major injuries. Additionally, it was determined Schagerer was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision.
Eastbound Douglas Blvd., from Sierra College to east of Woodgrove Way, was closed for approximately 1 hour for patient care and scene investigation. The CHP was assisted at the scene with traffic control by Placer County Sheriff Deputies.
The California Highway Patrol would like to remind everyone that “It only takes two seconds to buckle up. And those two seconds could literally save your life. Don’t put your own life at risk, or the life of your family and friends. Buckle up.”