[UPDATE 6:43 p.m. Road Open] Multi-vehicle Accident on Hwy 36; Westbound Lane Closed; Two Injured
A multi-vehicle accident near mile marker 13 on Hwy 36 sent at least two people to the hospital as of 5:30 p.m. The westbound lane is blocked as a Jetta and a Suburban are recovered for towing. According to a report on the California Highway Patrol Incident page, there was another vehicle involved but we don’t know what make.
A woman was temporarily pinned in a vehicle but she has been extricated. A 20-year-old man was also in the same vehicle and they are both being transported to Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna.
UPDATE 6:21 p.m.: CHP is now calling this a major injury accident.
UPDATE 6:43 p.m.: CHP tweeted, “Officers have cleared the scene on SR36, and the roadway is now open in both directions.”