[UPDATE 4:50 p.m.] Traffic Control on Hwy 36 After Accident

Traffic Collision Car AccidentA red Honda Civic struck a tree on Hwy 36 at mile marker 14.18 between Carlotta and Bridgeville at approximately 3:35 p.m. The female driver was injured and an ambulance is responding. Traffic control is being put in place.

UPDATE 3:55 p.m.: The patient is being transported to Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna.

UPDATE 4:50 p.m.: The California Highway Patrol Incident page is now listing the accident as a major injury crash.



  • Statement by Honda driver-“I wasn’t driving wrecklessly, the tree jumped out and hit me!”

  • Yikes,heard of Mexican jumping beans,but a jumping redwood that’s funny.i hope their alright.please folks.slow down.be safe.those trees don’t move,and they’ll kick your ass everytime.

  • You guys are rude

  • Geez, such insensitivity. A major injury crash will leave scars enough without rude comments – YOU don’t know what happened – funny? don’t think so. Hope the driver is ok – thanks to the responders for fast efficient work.

  • Any up dates?hope she’s ok.all the roads are slick this time of year,hope.everyone drives a little slower,the life you safe may.be your own

  • I would in no way,make fun at a driver of an accident.i was commenting on a comment about a tree,not the person.it does sound that way but I wasnt.P.M.A./pardon my attitude.sometimes my ass overloads my mouth.meant no disrespect

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