[UPDATE 2:34 p.m.] Traffic Collision With Extrication on Hwy 36; One Lane Blocked
A vehicle overturned on Hwy 36 between Swains Flat and Bridgeville at approximately 11:54 a.m. The west lane is blocked. Reportedly at least one person is still trapped in the vehicle and needs extrication.
UPDATE 12:09 p.m.: The patient is being extricated, has head injuries and difficulty breathing.
UPDATE 12:12 p.m.: The patient has major head injuries and an air ambulance has been requested.
UPDATE 12:27 p.m.: The patient has been extricated. Both ground and air ambulance are responding. A landing zone near Bridgeville has been chosen.
UPDATE 12:32 p.m.: The vehicle is a Ford Escape with “major rollover damage.”
UPDATE 12:35 p.m.: The air ambulance is no longer heading towards Bridgeville but instead towards Redwoods Memorial Hospital. The patient is being taken by ground ambulance to the hospital and then may be taken by air ambulance to an out of the area hospital.
UPDATE 1:01 p.m.: The 58-year-old male patient is on advanced life support, according to information on the scanner.
UPDATE 2:34 p.m.: A reader, Jackie Jackson, sent us this photo of the accident scene.