Garberville man crashes truck down 200-foot embankment


GARBERVILLE, Calif. - A Garberville man was transported to the hospital with major injuries after the truck he was driving went off the road and rolled down a 200-foot embankment Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

Jason Taylor, a CHP officer, said a call came in around 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 26 that a Ford Ranger went off the north side of the highway at Bell Springs Road and Highway 101.

Taylor said the driver was the only occupant of the truck. He said the truck had been carrying paint cans and other debris, which scattered all over the road.

Once the man was transported to the hospital, Taylor said officers had to leave the truck down in the embankment until the morning.

"We couldn't get to it last night because of the weather and dangerous conditions, plus the tow truck wasn't available so we waited until the next morning to tow the vehicle away," Taylor said.

The CHP's emergency log website said: "The involved vehicle will be left in place due to the distance from the roadside and weather conditions. It is over the side on the northbound side of U.S. 101."

The Ford Ranger was towed away at around 9 a.m. on Nov. 27.

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