Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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[UPDATE]U-Haul Overturns After Careening Down Highway 101 Embankment North of Piercy—Extrication Required

[Stock photo by Matt LaFever]

Scanner traffic indicates that California Highway Patrol, firefighters, and medical personnel were dispatched at 10:59 a.m. after reports emerged of a U-Haul driving down an embankment along Highway 101 and overturning.

The incident is located approximately one mile north of Piercy and the dispatcher reported extrication is required. The roadway is not affected by the incident, as per the dispatcher.

Both ground and air ambulances have been requested to the scene.

UPDATE 12:44 p.m.: The CHP Traffic Incident Information Page indicates first responders were forced to navigate dirt roads adjacent to the overturned, 26-foot U-Haul.

The driver of the U-Haul was reportedly seen on foot south of the crash site along Highway 101 and appeared uninjured.

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
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I like to think of myself as a journalist for the everyman. Journalism has become a craft practiced by the urban elite. 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 told.

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