Man Crawls to Road After Accident Five Days Ago
According to a witness in Swains Flat which is on Hwy 36, a man was “dropped off here” by someone who found him beside the road. The witness said the man, who had dried blood on his face and back injuries, described being in a car accident near Devil’s Elbow five days ago. He finally managed to make it up to the road and was eventually found and brought to the store in Swains Flat.
The witness said that she believed the man who was in “his 20’s or 30’s” was the only occupant of the car. When we spoke to her about 6:45 p.m., an ambulance had already arrived and taken the man to the hospital.
Per the California Highway Patrol Incident page at 5:34 p.m. the reporting person told them, “Male pty stated just was able to climb out to the rdwy and get a ride to the store // male is bulgarian and his veh went o/side 5 days ago // is all bloody.”
The Incident page reports that at 6:40 p.m. someone located the grey mini pickup with “major roll over damage” 100 feet over the side near mile marker 16.28.
Map is centered on mile marker 16.28.
UPDATE 9:07 p.m.: CHP is now calling this a major injury accident.