Juvenile Detained for Possible DUI After Passenger Received Major Injuries in Traffic Accident
Just before midnight last night, emergency services received a report of an accident. A 16-year-old juvenile driving a vehicle containing three juvenile passengers was involved in an accident. The vehicle collided with a tree on Fire Road 6N66 off of Titlow Hill, according to a California Highway Patrol spokesperson.
Two of the passengers received head injuries–one had minor and one had major injuries. A medical helicopter was requested but declined because of the weather. The patients were transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Eureka.
California Highway Patrol officers arrested the 16-year-old driver for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.