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Driver Blames Seizure For High Speed Chico Collision

By Jerry Olenyn, jolenyn@krcrtv.com
Published On: Nov 01 2012 02:02:30 PM CDT
Cohasset Car Accident
CHICO, Calif. -

Police said a high speed accident in Chico may have been caused by a man suffering a seizure.

It happened at 9:30 Thursday morning on Cohasset Road not far from the airport.

Police said James Prosser, 31 of Chico, was driving his Toyota Supra southbound on Cohasset when he suffered a seizure and rear-ended a Honda Accord in front of him that was traveling 55 miles per hour.

Prosser's car veered into a ditch.  The driver of the other car declined to speak on camera but told KRCR News Channel 7 that Prosser was driving an estimated 90 miles per hour at the time his car was hit from behind.

Police say that Prosser was driving on a suspended license due to a handicap.