|Emergency responders extricate a Placerville man after his vehicle rolled over on Highway 50 Sunday. Photo courtesy of El Dorado County Fire Protection District
extricate a Placerville man after his vehicle rolled over on Highway 50 Sunday.
Photo courtesy of El Dorado County Fire Protection District
Man seriously hurt in wreck
By Pat Lakey
A 25-year-0ld Placerville man suffered major
injuries and required extrication after the vehicle he was driving crashed off
Highway 50 just after midnight Sunday, according to the California Highway
Jesse Orr was taken by helicopter to
Sutter-Roseville following the incident, which occurred just east of South
Shingle Road. Crews with El Dorado County Fire, which had recently trained in
vehicle extrication exercises, were able to free up the victim in order for transport to the hospital.
Orr reportedly was westbound when his vehicle
left the roadway, for reasons still under investigation, traveled onto the
north shoulder of Highway 50 and overturned.
It required using technology to pinpoint a
“reverse ping” in order to locate the wreckage, after a 911 dispatch resulted
in “difficulty” sending emergency crews to the location, according to an
officer with the CHP’s Placerville office.
Orr was the only occupant of the vehicle, the
CHP reported. Alcohol being a factor in the crash “was ruled out at the scene,”
according to the CHP.
The 25-year-old was listed in “fair” condition
Tuesday at Sutter-Roseville.
Printed in the
January 15, 2019 edition of the Mountain Democrat on page A1 |
Published on January 15, 2019 |
Last Modified on January 15, 2019 at 2:59 pm