26-Year-Old Laytonville Woman Was Medevacked From Hwy 36 Accident Last Night
Last night about 8:30 p.m. a Laytonville woman, Akaysha Rae Lynn Harward (age 26), was seriously injured in a solo vehicle accident. (We reported the incident as the woman was being medevacked from the site.) Today, the California Highway Patrol released more information about the incident:
CHP Officers received and responded to a call of a solo vehicle injury collision with emergency personnel also responding. The collision occurred on SR-36 east of Bramlet Road. CHP Dispatch advised of a solo female victim lying in the roadway, breathing but not responsive.
Upon CHP arrival, the 1995 Dodge Van was located on the north shoulder of SR-36, on all four wheels, with major rollover collision damage. The victim was secured to a backboard being loaded into a Cal Fire engine by fire personnel.
The victim’s status was critical [Head/neck trauma from ejection, possible broken back] and no statement could be obtained to assist in determining the cause of this collision. Cal Fire engine transported the victim to Bramlet Road where she was flown by PHI to Mercy Hospital in Redding. After inspection of the vehicle’s occupant restraint system, it was determined the victim was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of collision and alcohol does not appear to be a factor.
The cause of this collision is still under investigation.