[UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: Major Injury] Vehicle Suspended in a Tree After Crash
A white Toyota Tacoma crashed on Wood Ranch Road off of Redwood Drive north of Redway about 12:49 p.m. According to reports from the scene, the pickup is “on its side into a tree” and it appears “suspended” off the ground.
The driver is trapped and “in a precarious position,” according to the Incident Commander.
Southern Humboldt Technical Rescue, Redway Fire, and other agencies are responding to the scene.
UPDATE 1:08 p.m.: Medevac requested. The Eel River Camp is being used as the landing zone for the helicopter.
UPDATE 2:00 p.m.: Emergency crews are saying over the scanner that they having trouble extricating the patient from the vehicle while it is in its current position.
UPDATE 2:15 p.m.: The patient has been extricated from the vehicle and is being treated by medical personnel.
UPDATE 2:19 p.m.: A reader sent us these photos.
UPDATE 2:40 p.m.: The California Highway Patrol is now listing this as a major injury crash. The patient is being sent to Mercy Medical Center in Redding.
UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: The following photos were provided by CAL FIRE: