Beginning at 9:05 p.m., scanner traffic and the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information began to report that three patients are reported trapped requiring extrication after a red Subaru went off of the roadway near the intersection of Highway 128 and Peachland Road northwest of Boonville. The vehicle is reportedly 60 feet off the roadway down an embankment.
The Incident Commander is describing this as a “multi-casualty incident,” which in first responder parlance describes where the number of patients overwhelms the available resources.
Three air ambulances have been requested to the scene and one ground ambulance is on its way from Ukiah.
The status of the patients has yet to be reported, but the Incident Commander reports as of 9:38 p.m. first responders are actively attempting to extricate the occupants.
UPDATE 9:57 p.m.: Air ambulances are going to be landing at the Boonville Airport.
The Incident Commander reports there is a delay at the scene and personnel will be “working on this for a bit.” He asked all incoming personnel to stage off the scene. The Incident Commander reported two of the patients are elderly.
UPDATE 10:21 p.m.: Scanner traffic indicates that the three air ambulances will be landing at the Boonville Airport in approximately the next 20 minutes.
The Incident Commander indicated that the extrication is still ongoing after one patient was successfully extricated.
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.