[UPDATE 6:14 p.m. Hwy 36 Closed to Remove Pickup] Two Traffic Accidents Within 12 Miles of Each Other on Hwy 36
Be aware of rescue vehicles on Hwy 36 at mile marker 44 and mile marker 32. As of 5:20 p.m, we heard reports on the scanner that there are two separate accidents on the road.
Accident # 1:
Hwy 36 Mile Marker 44: a white GMC Tahoe is on its side 20 feet down an embankment. Several people were reported trapped. Eel River Technical Rescue was called out to this accident. Rescue crews were still on the way to the scene at publishing time.
An air ambulance has been called in for at least one patient.
UPDATE 6:01 p.m.: The patients have been taken from the vehicle and are being loaded into an ambulance.
Accident # 2:
This reported by Cal Trans at Hwy 36 mile marker 27.88. It is a non-injury accident but one lane is partially blocked.
Be careful out there folks!! Take your time tonight driving.
UPDATE 6:14 p.m.: Caltrans is shutting down both lanes to remove the pickup that was in the accident at mile marker 27.88.