Patient Lifeflighted to Redding With Serious Head and Chest Injuries After Accident
Just before 9 last night, a pickup crashed into a tree on Mad River Road at mile marker 11.24 near Hwy 36, according to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page. The occupant received major injuries to his head and chest and was in and out of consciousness.
Star Dispatch and at least one volunteer fire department coordinated to help the occupant.
Reach Helicopter crews worked in the dark to carry the patient to Mercy Hospital in Redding.
Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.