The 24-year-old Sacramento driver suspected of being intoxicated during the accident that severed the legs of a good Samaritan has been released on $50,000 bail and will be back in court Thursday.
Jacob Daniel Olson faces two felony charges, with special enhancements, related to causing bodily injuries while driving under the influence. Each offense could carry a five-year sentence. A public defender has been assigned to Olson’s case.
During the early morning hours of Nov. 12, Olson is alleged to have struck two men who were pushing a disabled vehicle down the 15th Street off-ramp of eastbound Highway 50. The most severely injured was Mark Poss, a biotech worker and father of a 1 1/2-year-old son.
His right leg was severed at the ankle, and doctors at UC Davis Medical Center are trying to keep as much of his left leg as possible, family members said.
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Also injured was Mario Sanchez, a passenger in the vehicle that ran out of fuel a few hundred feet from a gas station at the bottom of the ramp.
The online GoFundMe campaign to support the Poss family has raised nearly $85,000 as of Wednesday afternoon. Poss’ father-in-law said there was no update to his medical condition Wednesday.