[UPDATE 10:30 p.m.] Vehicle Accident Near Bell Springs Road

scannerA vehicle was reported over the edge of the road at approximately 9:20 p.m. The accident is on off of Bell Springs Road about one mile off Alderpoint Road, according to traffic on the scanner. In addition to the normal emergency crews, including Alderpoint Fire, Southern Humboldt Technical Rescue has been asked to head to the scene. Their presence can mean a rope rescue might be needed. Garberville Fire has been requested for “extrication equipment.”

UPDATE 9:40 p.m.: The update from personnel at scene states that the vehicle is not over the edge. However, the patient will have to be packed out 3/4 of a mile. The patient has “severe face trauma” and a possible broken arm. And may have other injuries as they are still being assessed.

UPDATE 10 p.m.: The patient has been “packaged”–prepared for transport and will now be hiked out to the ambulance.

UPDATE 10:30 p.m.: According to scanner traffic the Mazda pickup received damage when it rolled over. A person at the scene stated that the patient ejected about half way down the embankment.

UPDATE 10:34 p.m.: The patient is being taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka.

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