Saturday, 25 May 2024

Crash causes major injuries; downed trees, lines affect roads

LAKE COUNTY – An vehicle collision that occurred Thursday evening resulted in major injuries, while in other areas of the county roads were impacted by downed trees and power lines.


The crash took place on Highway 29 just south of Bradford Road near Middletown, according to the California Highway Patrol.


At about 5:46 p.m. a vehicle was reported to have gone off the roadway, the CHP reported.


A male subject was transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital where he underwent a cat scan and was admitted. At about the same time a male subject was reported to have been undergoing an x-ray at St. Helena Hospital-Clearlake.


Based on the initial report, it was not clear how many people had been involved or the full extent of their injuries, and their identities were not reported.


The roadways on Christmas appeared mostly impacted by weather-related issues.


Just after 7 p.m., a tree was reported in the road on Bottle Rock Road just west of Pine Grove, according to the CHP. At about 9:30 p.m., a tree also was reported in the middle of Dry Creek Road at Highway 175 in Cobb.


Not long after 10 p.m., CHP also received a report of rocks in the roadway on southbound Highway 29 one mile south of Highway 20.


A power pole with power lines was reported down on southbound Highway 175 just south of Anderson Springs shortly before 9 p.m. The CHP reported that Pacific Gas and Electric was summoned to the scene and the roadway was opened again in both directions just before 10 p.m.


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