Baseball Bat Leads to Major Injury Accident Report
On October 8 a little before 4 p.m., a vehicle crashed over an embankment east of Covelo. The vehicle came to rest around 100 feet over the edge from the roadway, according to Officer Jason Taylor of the California Highway Patrol. The driver was able to scramble up the hill and left the scene with what was apparently only minor injuries.
Later, the driver “passed out in the middle of a yard in Covelo,” Taylor explained. “Because of his loss of consciousness,” eventually a REACH medical helicopter flew him to an out of the area hospital. There it was determined he had received a major head injury…but most likely it had come from a strike to the head with a baseball bat earlier in the day.
His head injury could have resulted in the crash off the embankment. “That may have been why he was in the accident,” Taylor explained.
The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.