Two people suffered major injuries in a crash near Sonora Thursday afternoon.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the two-car accident occurred at 2:15 at Highways 120 and 49. Yi Du, 42, of Bejing, China was driving a 2012 Mercedes north on Highway 49 and had stopped at the stop sign where it intersects with Highway 120.
Du drove forward, into the path of a 2007 Chevrolet driven westbound on Highway 120 by Dennis Stanley, 31, of Carmichael.
Stanley swerved to avoid the Mercedes, but could not, the CHP said. The front of the Chevrolet hit the side of the Mercedes. Stanley and Ting Fu, 34, of China, a passenger in the Mercedes, suffered major injuries.
Two other passengers in the Mercedes, Dan Wang, 32 and Ning Zehn, 34, both of Bejing, were not hurt. Nor was Du.
Stanley was taken to Sonora Regional Medical Center with a broken wrist; Fu suffered head trauma and was taken to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto