Man Allegedly Driving VW Drunk Hits Dodge Ram Head On Receives Major Injuries


chp major injury featureThis is a press release from the California Highway Patrol. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

CHP ReportP-1 (Johnston) was driving his VW Toureg at a high rate of speed, s/b Lower Mad River Rd s/of the Ruth Campground, and entering a curve in the road. P-2 (Trosky) was approaching the same curve from the opposite direction in his Dodge Ram 2500, at approximately 40 mph. The VW entered the curve and P-1 drove the vehicle into the opposing lane in an attempt to maintain the roadway. The VW came upon the Dodge Ram 2500 and both vehicles hit head on, ultimately coming to rest within the lanes. P-1 received major injuries as a result of the collision and was subsequently flown by air ambulance to Mercy Medical center in Redding. P-2 and his passenger received minor and moderate injuries respectively and were transported by ground ambulance to Redwood Hospital in Fortuna.

P-1 (Johnston) was arrested for felony DUI causing injuries and was subsequently released to the care of the hospital due to his injuries.

The accident occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m.

UPDATE 7:12 p.m.: Image of the wreck from a reader. ruth wreck

  • Laytonville Rock


  • Who, What, Where,(When?)

    What time?

  • Trimmers out causing major problems

  • VW v. Dodge Ram VW WILL lose every time!!! Or should I say in this case Growdozer v. VW = Guaranteed fail every time!!!!

    • Using the word “growdozer” sounds just as stupid when people make “Trump” comments. Is every truck a “growdozer”? Must be a “Trumper” driving a “growdozer”. Lame!

    • This is not ok that you choose to take a terrible situation like this wreck to judge another driver who was the victim of this accident. Saying all dodge/ Ram trucks are “growdozers” is absolutely unacceptable. My husband was hit by a drunk driver in the last accident over in this area. He was driving his Ram 2500 to go hunting with his family, he is working construction in the area and is in the union. He is a hard working family man and didn’t deserve what happened to him. Thank God he was driving a reliable Ram because he could have been very injured by the hands of someone else if he wasn’t. Please don’t come on these sites and use a terrible incident where people were hurt to start throwing out judgement and accusations based on what vehicle people drive.

  • Another major loser!! Drunks will never stop until there comes a time they have to pay the consequences. I don’t understand why drunk driving is not taken seriously.

  • Oh dear,that’s a bad match.

  • So many make reference to Dodge Rams as ‘growdozers’. They are popular with growers, but are one of the most reliable trucks on the road. I’m a senior and drive an ’06, 5.9 Ram 2500 just for this reason (along with 21+ mpg). If someone is going to be stupid and run into me, I want to win the battle; plus I know I will be driving this truck until I am done driving for good.

  • Trimmer idiots slow down, clean up after yourself!
    Stay in your side of the road!
    Try not too hard to be cool cause your not.

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