Friday, December 1, 2023

Vehicle Strikes Cyclist on Ukiah’s State Street—Air Ambulance Requested

[Stock image taken by Matt LaFever]

Scanner traffic this evening indicates a vehicle struck a cyclist near the intersection of Ukiah’s South State Street and Laws Avenue resulting in significant injury and requests for an air ambulance.

Initially dispatched at 5:27 p.m., the Incident Commander reports that the southbound lane of South State Street is blocked as emergency personnel evaluate the scene.

When the Incident Commander first arrived on the scene they assessed the patient as a “possible 1144” meaning deceased, but fifteen minutes later they were transported to the hospital for care.


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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  1. I have had so many close calls in Ukiah. Cars refuse to yield to bicycles and police refuse to inforce failure to yield laws.
    I ride like I’m in a combat zone.

  2. The local police refuse to issue tickets for anything, speeding in residential zones, driving while using a cell phone, failure to stop at stop signs, failure to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. Where are they any way? And if you complain to city hall, if you can get past dispatch, well, its a lesson in futility. NO ONE LISTENS. NO ONE. Meantime we pay and pay and pay, taxes, etc. NO ONE CARES!! Just scrape another body up off the pavement and pretend we are the number one small town in America.

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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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