[UPDATE 8:14 p.m.] Truck Overturned North of Leggett

A blue truck overturned just south of the signal light by the Peg House north of Leggett about 7:10 p.m. An ambulance is en route from Scotia.

UPDATE 7:42 p.m.: One way traffic control has been set up.
UPDATE 8:14 p.m.: The roadway is now clear but the Caltrans light pole is down with exposed wires.
Sadly, there is a dog from the accident that is needing to be brought in which most likely means the owner has been taken to the hospital.

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6 comments

  • From Scotia??? Are you kidding me? Wow, you get hurt bad around here you’re pretty much dead especially if they take you to Phelps. Where’s the G-Ville wagon?

    • My guess is if the two lane road was closed the ambulance from the south couldn’t get through. Generally, injured folks in Mendocino county go to a Mendocino county hospital or airlifted out.

      • The road was open pretty quickly. I got there just a few minutes after the accident and other bystanders were clearing the roadway and waving cars through one direction at a time. CalFire was there within 5 minutes and CHP soon after, they set up traffic control right away. It was reassuring to see everyone working together so quickly.

        Somewhat disturbing — when I arrived I was the first person with cell service, so I called 911… and got a busy signal for 40 seconds before it hung up on me. I had to call the CHP hotline and get manually transferred to a dispatcher since 911 wouldn’t connect. Is this a common problem in that area? Seems like something we should push Huffman or our local state officials to improve.

  • I seems like this area has become the crash zone!

  • Scotia to legget is a like a 45 min drive right? Even going fast, that’s a long wait for an ambulance. Another reason to slow down and do everything in your own power to drive safely.

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