[UPDATE 7:07 p.m.] Another Vehicle Over the Edge, Occupants Climbing Out the Window
According to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page, the second vehicle today went into the water in northern Mendocino County. [Note: this later turned out to be incorrect.] This time a silver sedan went
into Cummings Creek off Hwy 101 near the Bell Springs Road exit about 6:34 p.m. The vehicle is approximately 10 feet off Hwy 101.
The CHP Incident Page states, “People were climbing out the back window.”
Dispatch called for air ambulances but all declined because of the weather.
[See here for the story of the first vehicle in the water.]
UPDATE 7:07 p.m.: Scanner traffic wasn’t clear but we could make out that there were no serious injuries.
UPDATE 9:25 p.m.: According to Jonathan Beck who witnessed the accident, the vehicle ended up beside the creek, not in it. He said, “A Nissan 350z comes around the corner, spins out and almost takes out the car in front of me. He almost ended up on the hood of my Peterbilt.”
Beck said the Nissan then went off the road. ” If he would have gone a little further, he would have ended up in the creek.”