Saturday, September 23, 2023

Big Rig on its Side— SUV Plowed into Tree and on Fire— State Route 20 Between Mendo/Lake Counties Heavily Impacted— Minor Injuries

The SUV Plowed into a tree [Pictures by Linda Nissen]

The California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page and scanner traffic indicate State Route 20, the major thoroughfare between Mendocino County and Lake County, is heavily congested this morning after a big rig overturned in the roadway along with an SUV that overturned several times. Thankfully, the accident only resulted in two minor injuries.

The big rig overturned in the roadway

The traffic accident occurred around 7:09 this morning. The big rig blocked lanes of SR20 after it overturned. After overturning several times, the SUV plowed into a tree. By 7:14 a.m., the SUV was reportedly on fire with all the subjects of both vehicles outside of them.

The CalTrans Quickmap shows SR 20 is impacted both west and eastbound, more significantly eastbound between Scotts Valley Road and the State Route 29 roundabout.

One lane of SR 20 is open at this point and traffic controls are in place.

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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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFeverhttps://mendofever.com/
I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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