Sunday, January 29, 2023

Sheriff’s Vehicle Slides Off Icy Ukiah Roadway After Morning Collision

A Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office vehicle wedged in a roadside ditch after a traffic collision this morning [Photograph provided by Brandon Lawson]

A Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office vehicle ended up in a roadside ditch this morning along Ukiah’s Lovers Lane. Thankfully, no one was injured.

The exact sequence of the collision is unclear, but photographs of the scene sent to us by a passerby portray a red Dodge pick-up truck with front-end damage in the middle of Lover’s Lane. The MCSO patrol vehicle is wedged in a roadside ditch with visible damage to its passenger side.

The passerby told us a “frozen river” was in the roadway caused by running water and low overnight temperatures.


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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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