One Fortuna Man Medivacked to Santa Rosa, One With Moderate Injuries After Accident Near Ukiah
According to the California Highway Patrol Ukiah Office, Danny Johnson age 36 of Fortuna and Curtis Lyons age 61 also of Fortuna were in serious accident yesterday morning. At approximately 9 a.m., Johnson was driving south of Ukiah near the Nelson Ranch Road exit in a green 2000 Toyota Solara, when the CHP believes he fell asleep. The vehicle drifted into the center divide which woke Johnson up. He apparently overcorrected, said a CHP press release, and crossed both southbound lanes and crashed into a tree on the right shoulder.
Johnson sustained major injuries and was transported by air to Santa Rosa for medical treatment. Lyons had moderate injuries and was taken to Ukiah Valley Medical Center for treatment.