Emergency personnel carefully remove the driver from their vehicle. [All photos by Mark McKenna]
A two-vehicle collision on Fairfield at West Del Norte in Eureka, which occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m., left one driver trapped in a mini van. Smoke was coming from the driver’s vehicle when the first officer arrived.
An extrication was needed. The patient was taken to the hospital.
Emergency personnel gently lay the injured driver onto a stretcher. [All photos by Mark McKenna]
Fairfield is blocked at Broadway. West Del Norte is blocked at Broadway. Broadway is clear.
Wires are down at the scene but they are not live. The pole is cracked all the way through about 12 feet up, according to law enforcement.
The driver of the second vehicle, a Honda Civic, was not injured.
Officers examine the second vehicle involved — a Honda Civic.