[UPDATE 10:50 p.m.] Vehicle 50 Feet Over a Steep Embankment

Traffic Collision Car AccidentA vehicle went over the bank on Ridgewood Drive near the Westgate Extension a few minutes before 10 p.m. and stopped about 50 feet over the edge, according to the California Highway Patrol Incident Information Page.

A Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy is on scene. Fire and medical have been asked to respond.

UPDATE 10:12 p.m.: The passenger is out of the vehicle uninjured but the driver has not yet been located.

UPDATE 10:14 p.m.: The driver possibly ejected from the vehicle and law enforcement is searching the area.

UPDATE 10:36 p.m.: The incident commander told the dispatch that they believe they’ve located the missing person with thermal imaging.

UPDATE 10:37 p.m.: “We’ve made patient contact,” reports the incident commander.

UPDATE 10:45 p.m.: “Negative injuries…in custody of the CHP,” said the incident commander.

UPDATE 10:50 p.m.: The vehicle is a white Toyota Camry and is quite a ways down in the brush.

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