Major Injury Accident on Covelo Rd.
Highway Patrol Press Release:
On January 20, 2013 at 4:30pm a 14 year old male and his 11 year old male passenger were riding a 2001 Honda ATV on private property in the Covelo area. Due to reasons still under investigation, the 14 year old lost control of the ATV, causing it to overturn. The boys were thrown from the ATV and the ATV landed on them. The 11 year old sustained a minor injury and was transported by helicopter to UC Davis Medical Center. Both boys had their helmets on at the time of this collision. The California Highway Patrol Garberville Area is investigating this collision and reminds parents/guardians that children operating off-highway vehicles must be able to safely operate all controls and require extra supervision.
Original Press Release:
As of 5:11 P.M. the CHP dispatch site is reporting an accident with major injuries on Covelo Rd. Details are minimal. Follow the dispatches as they come in on the LoCO site here.
A map of the area shown on the CHP site is below. Caution, sometimes the gps information is not accurate.