Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Jeep Rolls 100′ Down Hillside Along Highway 101 South of Hopland

Scanner traffic and the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicate a Jeep was seen speeding on Highway 101 around 12:49 p.m. near Frog Woman Rock when the driver lost control and rolled 100′ down the nearby embankment.

The Incident Commander reported multiple patients required extrication from the vehicle. An air ambulance was canceled after a patient assessment.

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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    • Cursed? More like a matter of science, physics and subpar driving. The road isn’t banked well in the curves if you’re not careful one wrong move will send you reeling. They are always working on the road and will continue for the unforeseeable future because they built it on serpentine soil, blue clay…it’s unstable and when it gets wet turns liquid. The ground under that road moves so they have to make adjustments constantly.

      • Cass Yes! Someone who actually knows what they speak of. People drive way to fast through there, and when they widened 101 through that area, they didn’t really change anything except added drains and lanes!

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