Jaws of Life Used to Extricate Patient from Early Morning Accident
Four people were injured in a vehicle accident on Hwy 299 that was reported a little before 5 a.m. today. A solo vehicle crashed over the edge of the embankment a little over three miles southeast of Willow Creek near Hodgson Road.
“One patient was trapped over the embankment,” explained Nathan Falk, Willow Creek Fire Chief. “We used our jaws of life to extricate the patient and our rescue ropes to bring the patient back up to the waiting ambulance.”
Falk confirmed that three patients had minor injuries and one had major injuries.
Willow Creek Fire, Salyer Fire, Hoopa Ambulance, Hoopa Tribal Police, the California Highway Patrol, and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the scene.