Multiple People Injured When 15-Passenger Van Crashed Near Mad River
At approximately 6:47 p.m., a 15 passenger van carrying multiple people was reported to have gone off County Line Creek Road north of Hwy 36 near where the River Fire is burning. A helicopter flew into the Dinsmore Airport to transport out at least one patient with major injuries. One patient with back pain was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka by land ambulance. According to a report over the scanner, the van may have lost its brakes and one patient, at least, jumped out of the rolling van.
The incident happened on the Trinity County side of the line. We’ll try to get more information tomorrow.