Humboldt County Sheriff’s Vehicle in Accident on Hwy 299
A CHP officer directs traffic as vehicles go around a Humboldt County Sheriff’s vehicle upside down on Hwy 299. [Photo provided by reader]
A Humboldt County Sheriff’s vehicle was in an accident about 10 miles west of Willow Creek on Highway 299 about 5 p.m. today, according to a reader who sent in the photo above. The officer received only minor injuries but the vehicle was totaled, according to scanner traffic.
“[I]t looks like it hit the bluff and rolled over,” explained the reader.
A sergeant with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the incident had occurred but had no details as of 6 p.m.
One lane was closed and a California Highway Patrol officer was on scene directing traffic.