[UPDATE 7:50 a.m.] Big Rig Accident Near Chapman’s Gem Shop on Hwy 101; One Lane Blocked
This morning at approximately 5:24, a Peterbilt big rig crashed near Chapman’s Gem Shop on Hwy 101 north of Rio Dell near Metropolitan Road. According to scanner traffic, the trailer at least has flipped over. One lane is blocked.
The truck driver was briefly stuck in the vehicle but was picked up by an ambulance and is now en route to the hospital.
Emergency operators dispatched a heavy duty tow truck. Another lane may need to be blocked when the tow truck gets there.
UPDATE 7:50 a.m.: The CHP reports that the driver had only minor injuries.