Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Major Damage Traffic Accident Near Hopland After Truck Rolls Off Roadway

A CHP officer takes notes as he talks to the female driver. The headlights of the wrecked vehicle glow in the background [Pictures by Matt LaFever]

Around 10:05 p.m. a Toyota Tundra rolled off of Old River Road near Hopland stopping fifty feet off the roadway resulting in major damage to the vehicle and a trip to the hospital for the driver. The incident occurred in the vicinity of Fetzer Winery on the west side of the roadway.

First responders successfully extricated the female driver outside of the vehicle and she was taken Code 2 to the hospital, meaning no sirens were used which usually indicates no emergency medical interventions were necessary.

First responder lights at scene

The CHP Incident Information page indicates that the vehicle was reportedly driving recklessly before the accident occurred. The truck ended up 50′ off of the roadway with most, if not all of its airbags deployed.

Agencies on science included Hopland Fire, CAL FIRE, and the California Highway Patrol

Information was gathered from the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page, scanner traffic, and being on the scene.

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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