Monday, December 5, 2022

Vehicle Crashes Into Tree on Branscomb Road

[Stock image by Matt LaFever]

Scanner traffic and the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicate a vehicle has crashed into a tree along Branscomb Road at approximately 1:28 p.m. The accident occurred west of the town of Branscomb.

Preliminary information indicates that a male party, likely the driver, has a cut on the bridge of his nose due to the collision. First responders are still en route and upon arrival will provide a more detailed report on conditions.

UPDATE 2:03 p.m.: Ambulances initially dispatched to this incident are being canceled, which could suggest the injuries are minor.

UPDATE 2:34 p.m.: The male driver declined medical treatment and all of the resources have been released from the incident.

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.



  1. Too many tourists listening to their GPS think this is a highway. It isn’t. And then there’s the local idiots

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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
I like to think of myself as a journalist for the everyman. Journalism has become a craft practiced largely 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 if you know a story that needs to be told.

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