[UPDATE 9:46 p.m.] Traffic Accident West of Miranda on Upper Thomas Road

Traffic Collision Car AccidentAt approximately 5:54 p.m., a vehicle was involved in an accident on Upper Thomas Road off Thomas Road off Salmon Creek Road west of Miranda. One person needs emergency services. Please avoid the area as vehicles from the California Highway Patrol, Cal Fire and an ambulance will be headed up the hill to the Dog Patch Bridge.

UPDATE 6:20 p.m.: Scanner traffic indicates that this was a single person quad accident.

UPDATE 6:25 p.m.: This is a roll over traffic collision according to the scanner. The ambulance is on the hill and being guided in by an officer.

UPDATE 6:30 p.m.: 

Emergency vehicles on rural Road

Emergency vehicles responding to the scene. [Photo provided by a reader]

UPDATE 7 p.m.: An air ambulance was just requested to land at Salmon Creek School to pick up the patient.
UPDATE 7:20 p.m.: The Reach medical helicopter estimates the crew and copter will be at the landing zone just before 8 p.m.

UPDATE 9:10 p.m.: Photos below by Kym Kemp

A Cal Fire truck and a Reach helicopter wait for the patient as the setting sun turns Bear Buttes orange.

A friend of the victim watches as Thomas Norris of Salmon Creek fire in the orange shirt, Mark Martin of Cal Fire to his left, the crew of City Ambulance as well as others help slide the patient into the helicopter.

Cal Fire crew members stand back as City Ambulance crew members pack up their gurney. In the background Reach medivac crew straps down the patient.

The patient and crew can be seen through the windows just before the medical copter lifts off.

Liftoff at sunset.

UPDATE 9:46 p.m.: Photo of the wrecked ATV from a reader:
Wrecked ATV



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *