[UPDATE 11:39 p.m.: Major Injury] One Vehicle Rolled Over in Shelter Cove

Traffic Collision Car Accident Feature iconOne vehicle rolled over and off the roadway near the intersection of Blueridge Road and Hemlock Road in Shelter Cove about 8:38 p.m., according to a 911 call made to the emergency call center.

According to reports from the person calling in, the vehicle is against a tree.

Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.

UPDATE 9:43 p.m.: As of 9:31 p.m., reports from the scene indicate that the occupants are still trapped.

UPDATE 10:48 p.m.: The CHP Traffic Incident Information Page is now reporting this is a major injury traffic accident.

UPDATE 11:39 p.m.: Cheryl Antony, spokesperson for Shelter Cove Fire, told us that the driver was the one with serious injuries. The passenger received minor injuries. “Both [were] wearing seat belts,” she told us. The truck they were in came to rest about 70 feet below roadway after flipping two times, she explained.

Firefighters used a rope system to bring the driver up on a Stokes litter. Both patients were taken by City Ambulance to the hospital.

[Photo from Shelter Cove Fire Department]

[Photos from Shelter Cove Fire Department]

Three Shelter Cove units were assisted by a Cal Fire engine crew and the CHP. [Photo from Shelter Cove Fire Department] [Photo from Shelter Cove Fire Department]

Antony told us that the Onstar alert system in the vehicle may have [saved] the driver’s life. “There is nobody that would have heard them where they were,” she said. “The passenger” might have been able to crawl up that hill eventually.”

 

NOTE: The first version of this article stated there was a second vehicle involved. That was incorrect.

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Guest
Guest
1 month ago

it seems like Onstar would be good for everyone to have! How is it set up?

Delirious
Delirious
1 month ago
Reply to  Guest

I think this would save more lives for sure.

Bozo
Bozo
1 month ago
Reply to  Guest

It is a GPS + Cell phone vehicle ‘safety’ system in newer GM vehicles.
Toyota… and some other manufacturers have one available in late model vehicles too. Most of them work only if cell phone coverage is available.
If you pay the fees, it’s active all the time. No set up required.

If the victims are conscious a 911 call on a cell phone probably would have worked.

Guest
Guest
1 month ago
Reply to  Bozo

(Different Guest)

Except ‘OnStar’ uses satellites, and a cell phone only uses cell towers.

Considering cell phone reception in the Cove is lukewarm at best, it lends credence to the assertion that ‘OnStar’ most likely contributed to saving at least one of their lives, because it uses satellites.

‘OnStar’ also activates automatically in the event of an accident, in case you lose consciousness, or your phone, in the accident.

Emergency services are notified, and OnStar attempts to contact the occupants, and can communicate with them hands free.

I’d say to Cheryl Antony is pretty right on, in more ways than one.

Hat Tip.

So are the rest if the Shelter Cove Team.

Thank you, and Much Respect.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to the occupants.

Martin
Martin
1 month ago
Reply to  Bozo

Onstar connects with satellites, not cell phone towers. It is to bad that all new vehicles being sold can’t use the GM system. It has saved countless lives over the years.

Guess
Guess
1 month ago
Reply to  Guest

Unless you roll and break the antenna off or land upside down

Just Saying
Just Saying
1 month ago
Reply to  Guess

These people did flip their truck twice down the hill, according to the article.

Martin
Martin
1 month ago
Reply to  Guess

Some vehicles have a hidden antenna that cannot break off. Onstar works upside down also.

Anon
Anon
1 month ago

“may have the driver’s life”

….typo kym

Saved?

thinkthenact
thinkthenact
1 month ago

Thank you Shelter Cove Fire, Cal-Fire, CHP, RHBB, and anybody involved in this dangerous rescue. The storm hit hard Sunday night below the cape making this effort really challenging. Thanks, heroes!

Thankful
Thankful
1 month ago

What amazing rescue workers we have!! The driver is very fortunate to have been found so quickly (thanks to her Onstar). The ambulance ride is long enough from there without added delays from being undiscovered. Again, we have superb and versatile firefighters.

Denise Gilchrist Lawrence
Denise Gilchrist Lawrence
1 month ago
Reply to  Thankful

This was my brother with major injuries, Thank you to all the rescuers who do this. They deserve to be recognized for the selfless heroes they are. MAY be just another day at the office for them , but for loved ones of the victims IT IS THE BEST BELESSING.. it could’ve ended so differently.

Gbuck
Gbuck
1 month ago

Add for OnStar ?