Wednesday, October 4, 2023

[UPDATES]Man Injured After Tree Falls On Him West of Yorkville—Air Ambulance Requested

[Stock photo by Matt LaFever]

A man is injured this afternoon after a tree toppled over on him west of Yorkville. Medics at the scene have requested an air ambulance.

Scanner traffic beginning around 11:28 a.m. indicated a 30-year-old man was injured when a tree came down on him near the intersection of State Route 128 and Yorkville Ranch Road.

The dispatcher specified the incident is near mile marker 38.21 west of Yorkville.

UPDATE 11:53 p.m.: A ground ambulance reported they were transporting the patient from the incident scene to the Boonville Airport, the agreed-upon landing zone for the air ambulance.

UPDATE 12:05 p.m.: The air ambulance reported that due to mechanical issues, they are out of service and unable to respond to the Boonville airport. A ground ambulance will be transporting the patient instead.

UPDATE 3/12/2023 4:22 p.m.

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For those interested, the most update to date information regarding this incident is available in the following article:

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. My God! The air ambulance can’t respond they are out of service due to mechanical problems. What the……. Who is this company? We need air ambulance service in this county due to our rural and challenging logistics and the distance to trauma hospitals. Our county residents are literally dying because our county is run like sh… let me guess, Adventist owns our air ambulance service too.

  2. Trees have been dropping on 128 like crazy the last six weeks and I suspect this storm coming today will bring down many more with the ground so wet and a big wind expected. CalTrans has been working on trees from Boonville to Cloverdale for a few weeks and it is still a big work in progress. Much more to come this week I am sure, Drive carefully as and watch the trees as you will not be much protected if a big tree hits your vehicle square on.

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