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[UPDATE: Traumatic Injuries]Medical Rescue Underway After Bulldozer Rolls Down Hill on Flynn Creek Road

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Scanner traffic beginning at 3:02 p.m. indicates ground and air ambulances have been deployed to a medical rescue on Flynn Creek Road after a bulldozer rolled down a hill.

The site of the incident is near mile marker 5.5 of Flynn Creek Road near Taylor Ranch Road. The response was described as extensive and multiple units are responding to the scene in Code 3, meaning with their lights and sirens on.


UPDATE 3:20 p.m.: A CAL FIRE helicopter is being requested to the scene to complete a short-haul rescue, an emergency rescue technique involving a helicopter hovering over a victim, and then a rope system in combination with a stokes litter basket lifts the victim to a place of safety.

The victim has reportedly suffered “severe and traumatic injuries”.


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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