Multiple Car Collision Just North of Rio Dell Sends Six to Hospital


Multiple cars were involved in an accident north of Rio Dell this afternoon including a van towing a trailer. [Photo provided by Colton Valdez]

According to scanner traffic at approximately 2:40 p.m., two lanes of Hwy 101 are blocked near the Chapman Mineral Shop north of Rio Dell after a multi-car collision.

“I have a total of six patients here,” reports the incident commander. He requested that a third ambulance be sent to the scene. The patients don’t have severe injuries. There is “one moderate, one moderate to minor and four minor,” he states.

UPDATE 3:14 p.m.: One lane is opened.

UPDATE 4:26 p.m.: All lanes clear.



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