Jaws of Life Was Needed for Person Pinned in Vehicle out Wilder Ridge Road

Traffic Collision Car AccidentAt approximately 6:15 p.m., a vehicle in the 12,000 block of Wilder Ridge Road struck a tree. There were multiple occupants in the vehicle, according to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page. One person was pinned in the vehicle when the first emergency personnel arrived on the scene about 6:55 p.m. Unfortunately, the personnel did not have a Jaws of Life. The personnel needed to wait for another vehicle to bring the Jaws.

As of 7:46 p.m., we are unsure how the patient/s are doing.

UPDATE 7:49 p.m.: CHP is reporting the person has major head injuries and will be taken by a life flight out of the area.



  • Saw the helo come in from Redding and head back. What about the one on 36 at Mad River? That one sounds bad. My wife just got home from town with the kids, she said they almost got hit 12 times by psycho drivers…WTF people, you aren’t the only person on this planet! Thank you first responders!

  • Telegraph Ridge and Briceland volunteers both responded. It was a pickup truck into a tree with the whole front end crushed in on the driver. Because he was trapped, the jaws of life were requested, but the fire crews on scene were able to extricate him using rescue pry bars and a Sawsall. The incoming engine with the jaws was canceled. He was transported from the scene by ambulance to Ettersburg where he was medivaced to Redding with
    serious injuries.

  • If the the county can get a grip on the cannabis industry taking place in the hills, maybe the road traffic will calm down.

    • I doubt it, these people are in such a hurry to get to the grows that they think they are going to make good time by speeding only to have to slow down on the next corner. I see it everyday by my house in a residential area.

  • People will always drive the same,unless their taught how to drive properly 🚘

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