Wednesday, October 4, 2023

[UPDATE: Roadway Clear]Ford Mustang and Big Rig Collide on Highway 101 Stalling Northbound Traffic Near Ukiah

Traffic backed up, an officer on scene, a mangled Ford Mustang [Picture provided by Mike Pappas]

Scanner traffic and the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicate traffic on Highway 101 northbound in Ukiah is significantly impacted after a collision between a big rig and a red Ford Mustang.

As of 12:43 p.m., it was unknown if any injuries resulted from the collision. The Ford Mustang is reportedly in the center divider and the big rig is on the righthand side of Highway 101. Tow trucks have been requested to the scene.

[Screenshot from the Caltrans Quickmap]

The Caltrans Quickmap indicates traffic is heavily congested on the northbound lane of Highway 101 and the accident has even slowed traffic in the southbound lane. Alternative routes such as Ukiah’s State Street appear to be congested as drivers attempt to maneuver around the accident.

UPDATE 1:30 p.m. The Incident Commander told dispatch the roadway is now clear and the Caltrans Quickmap indicates the traffic congestion has diminished significantly. Information provided the CHP Traffic Incident Information page indicated that no injuries resulted from the collision.

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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    Gods not speaking gods not speaking
    Your insane your insane
    A grandiose delusion grandiose delusion
    Share our pain share our pain
    Read our bible read our bible
    The DSM the DSM
    Learn how to be normal learn How to be normal
    And fit in and fit in
    Mutant outcast mutant outcast
    Shrink your head shrink your head
    Stick you with a label stick you with a label
    Feed you meds feed you meds
    Don’t be different don’t be different
    Hide your heart hide your heart
    Fit into our program fit into our program
    Life’s not art life’s not art

    Dump your limits dump your limits
    Learn to fly learn to fly
    You can be creative you can be creative
    Touch the sky touch the sky

  2. In my head I’m hearing voices
    Offering me erratic choices
    But for 72 hours the voice lost its powers
    Cause I’m locked up on the observation ward
    Now it’s clear I’m unstable
    But they must find a label
    Let the DSM name what’s wrong with my brain
    While I’m on the observation ward
    For many days I cheeked my medications
    Until I started acting like a fool
    Authorities agreed on entervention
    So they doped me till I only sit and drool
    The police call 5150 and to the Puff unit they ship me
    Where my ego they shred crawling into my head
    While I’m on the observation ward
    Now the preachers getting nervous
    That I may disrupt the service
    But Jesus was glad embracing the mad
    He did not need an observation ward
    Winter Wonderland revisited

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