Friday, June 2, 2023

Truck Rolls 200′ Down Embankment Off Remote Mountain Road in Mendocino National Forest

[Stock image by Matt LaFever]

At approximately 6:05 p.m., a white Ford pickup rolled 200′ down an embankment off the rural Elk Mountain Road, one of the thoroughfares used to navigate the Mendocino National Forest.

Reports from the scene indicate a male driver was able to get himself out of the vehicle and seemed to be injured, but as of 6:54 p.m., the nature of those injuries is unknown.

Multiple parties met first responders at the nearby CC Campground to guide them into where the incident took place. A tow truck has been dispatched to retrieve the truck from where it came to rest.

UPDATE 10:42 p.m.: The California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicates that this incident resulted in minory injuries and there was no indication the involved party was driving while intoxicated.

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 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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