[UPDATE 3:29 p.m.] Car Found Upside Down Over Embankment
A black car has been found over the edge of Hwy 199 at approximately post marker 8 which is west of Gasquet. The vehicle is said to be 250 feet over the edge. Rescue personnel have rushed to the scene.
Emergency personnel on scene reported, “”We’re going to need traffic control. Right at the lights just before the construction site. 1:34 p.m.
The area has experienced a rash of accidents since the rain rolled in on Sunday. Yesterday, Gasquet Fire posted on their Facebook page, “So far Gasquet Fire has had three wrecks from our first rain storm of the year. Two roll overs and one car in the river. All minor injuries.”
UPDATE 2:20 p.m.: Dispatch is now saying the vehicle is 125 feet down the embankment, on its roof and lodged between rocks.
UPDATE 2:46 p.m.: Hwy 199 will be closed down for at least 90 minutes per scanner as the car is recovered.
UPDATE 3:29 p.m.: Photos of the accident scene.