Saturday, 24 February 2024

Friday evening collisions send three to area hospitals

NORTHSHORE – Friday's wet weather brought with it two serious crashes along the county's Northshore.

Three air ambulances were called to fly out three crash victims, according to Northshore Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Pat Brown.

The first collision, a head-on between two off highway vehicles, occurred just before 3:30 p.m. in the Deer Valley area along Elk Mountain Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Elk Mountain Road was closed until nearly 6:30 p.m. as Northshore Fire medics worked on the crash victims. Brown said two REACH air ambulances flew out both subjects.

The CHP reported that the crash victims suffered major injuries.

The second crash, involving a single vehicle, occurred just before 4 p.m. on Highway 20 at Hillside Lane near Clearlake Oaks, the CHP reported.

The vehicle went into a wall, and shortly afterward the CHP reported one of the two subjects in the car was reported to be out of vehicle and on the ground.

“Everybody's going too fast,” said Brown.

The roadway was closed for nearly a half-hour as the two crash victims were assisted by Northshore Fire, according to the CHP.

Brown said a female was transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital via CalStar air ambulance.

The CHP later reported that the woman was transported to a hospital in Quincy because Santa Rosa Memorial's trauma rooms were full. Her injuries were reported at minor later in the evening, according to the CHP.

CHP reported another crash happened along westbound Highway 20 east of Upper Lake, when a single vehicle fishtailed and went off the roadway. Minor injuries were reported in that incident.

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