Emergency Personnel Request Air Ambulance After Man in His Seventies Injured Riding an ATV

Reach helicopter by Dottie Simmons

Reach Air Ambulance [Stock photo used with permission from Southern Trinity Area Rescue]

Scanner traffic and the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information Page indicate a 74-year-old man was injured after an ATV accident on Spyrock Road. Emergency personnel requested an air ambulance.

Parties at the scene are reporting the patient suffered possible compound fractures.

Approximate area of the incident, according to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page.

The incident reportedly occurred near the 8000 block of Spyrock Road and the air ambulance is slated to land at Spy Rock school for its landing zone.

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.

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Juanita
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Juanita
2 months ago

An open fracture, also called a compound fracture, is a fracture in which there is an open wound or break in the skin near the site of the broken bone. Most often, this wound is caused by a fragment of bone breaking through the skin at the moment of the injury.

You pretty much KNOW if you have one

Elisa Phillips
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Elisa Phillips
2 months ago
Reply to  Juanita

Emergency personnel requesting the air support reported possible compound fractures . Probably because he was being immobilized and bleeding quit a bit. Hense the need for life flight.

Another Guest
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Another Guest
2 months ago

It could have been a third party report or something

Mendocino Mamma
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Mendocino Mamma
2 months ago

I heard REACH go in and out they were pretty quick on the wrap and pack.
🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Terry_L_ClarkD
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Terry_L_Clark
2 months ago

Why is the fact that the gentleman is in his seventies so important that it is in the headline?  

Deanna Beeler
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Deanna Beeler
2 months ago
Reply to  Terry_L_Clark

I always assumed that the ages were included in order to distinguish the subject from others with similar names.

laura cooskey
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laura cooskey
2 months ago
Reply to  Terry_L_Clark

I don’t see its inclusion in the headline as necessarily so much about “important” as much as “interesting.” We want to find out about the old geezer and his ATV adventures! Ha! I suppose that’s the attitude that might concern you. But i believe it is true that a 74-year-old on a four-wheeler is more unusual than someone of young or middle age, and therefore more likely to elicit interest from readers.

Elisa Phillips
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Elisa Phillips
2 months ago
Reply to  Terry_L_Clark

They don’t know who he is. He has red hair and a black belt. I am imagining that he may have rented the ATV at a local campground like” Ruth ‘( fly-in ) ‘Ranch”.
I came across the story in my local news in Portland,OR.
If they have infact flown into the ranch for a stay they used to have horses, dune buggies, ATC’s, ATV’s, DIRT BIKES, MOUNTAIN BIKES, and hiking trails for rent and then they only really attached it to your planes tail number and you would square up the bill when you were going to leave.
I didn’t know why in Portland I was seeing a story about an accident that California highway patrol and life support were involved.
I want to say, that I pray the elderly gentleman is going to recover from this accident.
I also hope that if you know anyone who is a private pilot that is away on a trip, that you try to reach them today.
I believe that they would have been at some point flying in/out of PDX Portland international airport it is possible that is where the trip originated.
Please remember that the time it’s your family involved nobody should have to read I’ll words a stranger felt had to be made.
Terry thank you for your decent respectful wording in your question.
It’s because of your thoughts that I looked at it closer.
Everyone stay safe and healthy.

Martin
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Martin
2 months ago
Reply to  Terry_L_Clark

It is not! I guess they think people in their 70’s have to use a walker to get around.

Mary Greeno
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Mary Greeno
2 months ago
Reply to  Terry_L_Clark

The older we get the more frail we are. Normally.

Grumpy
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Grumpy
2 months ago

Well I’m 77 and still race a 500 cc Outlaw Kart on dirt, age is only a number

Martin
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Martin
2 months ago
Reply to  Grumpy

I am 75 and still ride dirt bikes, but just a little slower than a few years ago. Your cart sounds like a hell of a lot of fun!

What!?D
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What!?
2 months ago
Reply to  Grumpy

I’m 49 and jealous of your Outlaw

Martin
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Martin
2 months ago
Reply to  What!?

Don’t be jealous, just join in on the fun.