Friday, March 31, 2023

Air Ambulance Responds to Highway 162 Crash that Leaves Child Injured and Roadway Blocked


At approximately 6:22 p.m., two vehicles (a Honda Ridgeline and a white Chevy Traverse) according to the first reports from the scene) crashed head on while traveling down Hwy 162 about 24 miles east of Hwy 101, just west of Covelo near Inspiration Point.

An air ambulance responded to the scene to assist with a five-year-old male with chest injuries. Another child may be injured and evaluation is needed.

Two air ambulances were initially requested, according to emergency personnel speaking over the scanner to dispatch. However, we were only able to see one respond. At approximately, 7:26 p.m., REACH 5 arrived on scene

One patient, against medical advice, refused to be taken in the ambulance.

Traffic is stopped in both directions.

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


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