[UPDATE 9:08 p.m.] Vehicle Balanced Over a Cliff Out Hwy 299

Traffic Accident Day A reader, Desirae Zuniga, witnessed the aftermath of an accident near Burnt Ranch on Hwy 299 The vehicle, as can be seen below, didn’t actually go over the cliff but teetered on the edge.  The Fortuna driver wasn’t badly injured.

[Photo by Desirae Zuniga]

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18 comments

  • Great photo !

  • Dayum talk about TOO close!!!

  • how many chances

    WHOEVER SURVIVED THAT IS ALIVE FOR A REASON !! YOU HAVE NOT FULLY ACCOMPLISHED YOUR MISSION HERE ON EARTH ! DO NOT WASTE YOUR OPPORTUNITY ! HOW MANY CHANCES DO WE REALLY GET TO DO OUR LIVES RIGHT?

  • I’m not local, but worked in that area all last summer. That road may not be hwy 36, but it still requires respect from those driving it. Lots of places to screw up & end up like that. Glad there were no bad injuries.

  • Holly cow so so lucky.wow & good pitcure to

  • The utility pole may well have prevented the vehicle from going over the cliff. Someone got really lucky.

  • The gorge is crazy steep and deep there, if it’s where I think it is. No one would survive going over the edge.

  • Taurus Ballzhoff

    After years of driving 299, congratulations for not rolling over the edge! You may want to make some changes, like trade your pickup for an Acura, stop doing drugs and alcohol, and find a personal mission coincident with the Universal Forces that appear to have been testing you… You are obviously not due to be removed from this plane, but the great magnet sometimes allows only one screw-up…

  • I have always viewed driving 299 as playing Russian Roulette.
    36 isn’t much better.
    For that matter – US 101 is turning into a reason to stay home, as well.

  • Suspend their license

  • Veteran's Friend

    YIKES

  • Not only was this driver lucky, every one of us who did NOT happen to be driving in the immediate vicinity was lucky, too. Imagine just innocently driving along and having this hunk of metal hurl itself into your path and knock you off the edge. Yikes!
    Driving cautiously is not just to save your own skin. It’s the civilized thing to do.

  • Hawkins Bar Fire

    The accident shown in the picture is actually at mm 11 at McDonald’s Bluffs in Burnt Ranch. The accident at mm 32 near Berry Summit was a separate incident earlier in the evening.

    • I was beginning to suspect that and had intended to call the CHP today to figure out what had occurred. Thank you. I’ve updated it now just to report on the latter incident.

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