At about 2 PM today Bieber CDF was called to assist in a major
traffic accident which took place on Old Highway Rd, about 3 miles from
the intersection of Highway 299. A big rig hauling animal feed
overturned trapping the driver.
I talked to Joe Sgori of McArthur who told me he was first on the
scene and rendered first aid for the driver who was still conscious,
but trapped inside the wreckage. Joe did what he could to clear
debris, broken glass etc. from the driver and make him comfortable and
then went to telephone for assistance. Joe had tools with him, a
hacksaw and cutters and attempted to help the driver. He did the
best he could, but was unable to free the driver.
It took emergency crews from McArthur, Fall River Mills, Bieber and
others over an hour to free the driver using emergency rescue tools
such as "jaws of life" and required the assistance of a tow truck and
lots of chain and cable which were used to partially lift the truck cab
and straighten out wreckage.
The driver, who's name is unknown was not from this area and came
from Oregon. Although badly injured, he appeared to remain
conscious throughout the rescue. He was removed by ambulance to
Mayers Memorial Hospital where a helicopter was awaiting his
arrival. It is unknown if he was evacuated to another hospital.
His condition is unknown, but as he never lost consciousness I do not
believe his injuries were life threatening.
4:07PM PLZ ROLL LASSEN CO RDS2:59PM 1039 SHASTA CO RDS FOR REP
2:59PM COME OFF 229E TAKE OLD HIGHWAY RD THRU MCARTHUR TO BASE OF BIG VALLEY MTN2:56PM 1039 TWIN VIEW
2:54PM SEND A CO RD REP - CAN BE CLEANED UP LATER2:51PM PER PROFESSIONAL THERE BIG RIG OO AREA
2:49PM PER SHASTA CO CDF - THERE IS A HELICOPTER ENRT2:48PM PER KEITHS BOTH BIG RIGS ARE 10-6
2:46PM DEBBIE FM CO RDS CALLED BACK//SAID PER HER SUPERVISOR IT S OUR RESP TO DO HAZMAT//ADV D WE DON T HAVE CLEAN-UP CAPABILITY IN THAT AREA
2:45PM 3 AXLE TRACTOR AND 40 FT TANK TRAILER W/GRAIN-BOTH ON ITS SIDE-20 FT OFF RDWY- ROLL BIG RIG-PROBABLY SVL2:41PM DRIVER IS STILL TRAPPED WE WILL TRY TO GET HIWAY GARAGE TO ASSIST 2:40PM 600 COME IN FROM OLD HIGHWAY AND BLOCK ROADWAY
2:40PM ADVS CO RDS
2:40PM DIESEL OO FUEL TANKS - SPILLED - LOAD WAS GRAIN
2:39PM 1039 CO RDS
2:10PM 1039 S5//ENRT FM R2:09PM ON COUNTY ROAD 407 1 MILE ABOVE PITTVILLE
2:09PM PER SUSANVILLE FD - BIG RIG TC - DRIVER IS TRAPPED AND SOMETHING IS LEAKING
2:02PM SCANNER TRAFFIC SAYS INJ TC
2:51PM CHP Unit On Scene3:59PM CHP Unit On Scene