[UPDATE 2:08 p.m.] Vehicle Crashed off Hwy 101 Into Bridges Creek in Northern Mendocino County

Traffic Accident Day feature crash collisionJust before 1 p.m., a truck went off Hwy 101 into the water at Bridges Creek in northern Mendocino County. Traffic is crawling in both directions, according to Caltrans QuickMap.

According to the first reports from the scene, the water is up to the window of the vehicle but the occupant is able to move and appears to be uninjured.

One way traffic is in effect as of 1:15 p.m.

Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.

UPDATE 2:08 p.m.: According to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page, the vehicle is a 4WD Toyota Tundra and it is approximately 250 feet down the embankment in the river on its wheels.

UPDATE 3:32 p.m.: The Fire Department attached the driver to a harness and helped him get out safely.

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mlr the giant squirrel in Eureka
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mlr the giant squirrel in Eureka
1 month ago

Wild ride that far down

Give em the Beans!
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Give em the Beans!
1 month ago

Take that Tacoma!

Bill
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Bill
1 month ago

It was a Toyota Tumbla!

Ernie Branscomb
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Ernie Branscomb
1 month ago

First bridge south of what the old-timers called The Half-bridge. Newcomers renamed it “The Slab”.

jr218
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jr218
1 month ago

I miss driving on the half bridge. Viewing it when northbound just south of Bridges Creek shows what an amazing construction fete it was.

Mr. BearD
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Mr. Bear
1 month ago

I heard “the slab” back in the 70’s from a truck driver. Does that make me a newcomer?

NoBody
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NoBody
1 month ago

Not a good day for Toyotas.

Smoking
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Smoking
1 month ago
Reply to  NoBody

Or rivers

North westCertain license plate out of thousands c
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North westCertain license plate out of thousands c
1 month ago

The roads must be slick!
Be careful out there

Smoky OG again
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Smoky OG again
1 month ago

A tacoma? Slap it into 4lo and grind on back up the hill fer cryin out loud!

Martin
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Martin
1 month ago

The man driving that Toyota Tundra is very lucky to be alive. If the truck had landed with the cab down in the river, I am afraid he would have perished. A small 4th of July lucky day. Thank you to all the first responders that helped him to safety!

Ice cream lady
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Ice cream lady
1 month ago

Yeah the guy said his truck rolled over 4 times as he went down…really crazy story I’m so happy he’s alright cause he’s a super nice guy