Scanner traffic beginning around 7:15 p.m. indicates a two-vehicle traffic accident on the 101 Freeway near Leggett resulted in multiple injuries and a possible amputation.
The Incident Commander reports that a vehicle is off the road on its roof and a vehicle has come to rest in the roadway blocking both lanes. In the overturned vehicle, there would be a patient requiring extrication and a female underage with a partial right leg amputation.
The exact location of the incident was described at Mile 95.7.
Two air ambulances and ground ambulances were dispatched to the scene. Air ambulances will land near the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 101.
UPDATE 7:45 p.m.: The incident commander reported that all the patients had been extracted from the vehicle and that they were working on “packing” them for transport.
UPDATE 7:54 p.m..: Traffic north of Leggett in the Riverdale area is at a standstill.
UPDATE 7:57 p.m.: Reach heads to Redding with a patient. Another patient is being transported by land ambulance and a third patient is still being prepared for transport.
UPDATE 10:19 p.m.: The video and photos below are from local resident Renee Selix who was stuck in traffic after the horrific incident which left a young girl and two adults seriously injured.