[UPDATE 8:57 P.M.] Man Trapped in Overturned Truck South of Miranda Onramp on Hwy 101
According to CHP dispatch, very little details are known about an accident which occurred about quarter to six this evening. However, there is a silver truck overturned in the southbound lanes of Hwy 101 south of the Miranda onramp.
Dispatch shows that there were people trapped in the vehicle but how many and if they have yet been extricated is unknown.
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UPDATE 6:51 P.M.: Dispatch is reporting what looks like two patients taken from the wreck. The first, at 6:25, was sent to Redwood Memorial Hospital. The second will be transported to Santa Rosa.
UPDATE 6:58 P.M.: A passerby said that the wrecked vehicle has been loaded onto a tow truck. There were still emergency vehicles in the area.
UPDATE 8:57 P.M.: According to Cheyanne Bernard of Miranda, she was the first person on the scene of the accident. “I was leaving work headed towards Redway. I saw something in the road. I could hear a man screaming help. I stopped and I ran over to him.” Another man stopped his vehicle and helped Bernard as they attempted to free the man from his truck.
The man was unable to get out at first. Bernard said they eventually had to cut him out of his seatbelt with her knife.
“The engine was still on and leaking fluid,” Bernard said, “We were worried about an explosion.”
The victim told Bernard that he had swerved to avoid another vehicle and then flipped.
“He had minor injuries, I would say, said Bernard. “He didn’t have any lesions on his head. He had a lot of lesions down his arm….I think his left arm was out the window.”
Bernard said that she was sure that in spite of what was reported on the CHP site there were no passengers. The driver was the only person in the vehicle.