This morning at 06:50 a.m. DCFD2 firefighters responded to a report of a two vehicle accident in the area of Garden Valley Rd and Fort McKay Rd in Umpqua. While in route to the scene, crews received a report that a vehicle had struck a log truck at a speed of approximately 50mph. The first crew arrived on the scene at 07:01 a.m. and reported a full size pickup had rear ended a loaded log truck.
The male driver of the pickup was trapped between the wreckage due to the force of the impact. DCFD2 crew members used hydraulic tools to pry the door open and assist the driver out of the pickup. Because of the significance of the impact, and the potential for serious injuries, DCFD2 transported the patient to Mercy Medical Center for further evaluation.
The driver of the log truck was not injured.
DCFD2 responded to this incident with 1 ambulance, 2 fire trucks, and 1 command vehicle. Douglas County Sherriff’s Office assisted at the scene with traffic control, and investigation.