[UPDATE 5:14 p.m.] Multiple Air Ambulances Requested to Land at Leggett School After RV Hit Patrol Car; Northbound 101 Closed

Traffic Collision Car AccidentA Mendocino Patrol car has been struck by a big rig an RV near mile marker 96.5 on Hwy 101 in northern Mendocino County about 9:45 a.m., according to the Mendocino Voice. This is north of Leggett near the slide that closed 101 earlier this year.

Multiple ambulances and air ambulances have been requested. Northbound Hwy 101 is closed.

UPDATE 10:54 a.m.: The Mendocino Voice is reporting that this was an RV that was involved not a big rig as initially thought. Northbound traffic is completely stopped, the Voice says.

UPDATE 11:25 a.m.: According to scanner traffic about 10:07 a.m., the Incident Commander distinctly said there were 8 injured and four with moderate injuries.

UPDATE 11:51 a.m.: According to Officer Taylor with the CHP in Garberville, both directions of 101 are under traffic control so expect to move slowly if you are headed through the area. Taylor said one person was “airlifted” out of the area but at this time he doesn’t know the number of victims. [Note: Taylor explained that early information appeared to indicate someone was airlifted but no one was.]

UPDATE 12:34 p.m.: A reader sent us scanner tape of the incident. The injured deputy can begins calling for assistance at about 1.5 minutes in.

The reader tells us,

This is a STEREO feed, so unless you’re using a computer that can select left or right side you will hear a lot of overlapping talking. It was the injured Deputy (“Sam-26”) who had just been rear-ended who used the term “semi” when calling for help.

 

UPDATE 5:14 p.m: The latest information is here: Citizen Ride Along Received Moderate Injuries, Others Injured Also, in Accident North of Leggett

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