[UPDATE 7:57 p.m.: Three Patients] Two Vehicle Collision Near Leggett—One Trapped, Another with Significant Injuries
Scanner traffic beginning around 7:15 p.m. indicates a two-vehicle traffic accident on Highway 101 near Leggett has resulted in multiple injuries and possible amputation.
The Incident Commander reports one vehicle is off of the road on its top and one vehicle came to rest in the roadway blocking both lanes. In the overturned vehicle, there is reportedly one patient requiring extrication and a minor female with a partial amputation to the right leg.
The exact location of the incident was described at mile marker 95.7.
Two air ambulances and ground ambulances have been dispatched to the incident. The air ambulances will be landing near the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 101.
UPDATE 7:45 p.m.: The Incident Commander reported both all patients have been extricated from the vehicle and they are working on “packaging” them for transport.
UPDATE 7:54 p.m.: Traffic north of Leggett in the Riverdale area is at a standstill.
UPDATE 7:57 p.m.: Reach is headed to Redding with one patient. Another patient is being taken by ground ambulance and a third patient is still being prepared for transport.
UPDATE 10:19 p.m.: The below video and photos are from local resident Renee Selix who was stuck in traffic after the horrific incident that left a young girl and two adults badly injured.