Group of Teenagers Injured After Tires Break Loose, Vehicle Lands Upside Down in Creek near Rio Dell
Scanner traffic and the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page indicate a vehicle drove over an embankment near Price Creek Road and Blue Slide Road around midnight. According to the incident page, three of the four people in the vehicle were injured, and it was said over the scanner that one person may have major injuries. The driver is, reportedly, trapped inside the vehicle. We’ll update when we have more information.
Update 1:04 a.m.: Two occupants have been extricated from the vehicle, but there are still two people trapped inside.
Update 1:13 a.m.: The two people who have made it out of the vehicle are both 17-year-old males with “moderate injuries,” and they are being transported to Redwood Memorial Hospital.
According to the scanner, the vehicle was traveling approximately 40 miles per hour when the tires “broke loose,” which sent the occupants over a guardrail. Once off of the road, the vehicle dropped about 50 feet and came to rest upside down in a creek.
Update 1:18 a.m.: A 17-year-old female has been extricated from the vehicle, but the driver is still inside.
Update 1:58 a.m.: The driver has been extricated from the vehicle and is being transported to the hospital. Her age was not stated over the scanner.
Update 2:23 a.m.: The vehicle involved was a pickup truck, and all four of the occupants were injured.