11 Injured in Highway 299 Two-Vehicle Crash (Redding, CA)

11 Injured in Highway 299 Two-Vehicle Crash (Redding, CA)

11 Injured in Highway 299 Two-Vehicle Crash (Redding, CA)

11 Injured in Redding Head-On Collision on Highway 299

 
REDDING, CA (May 2, 2019) – Eleven people, including 10 members of a U.S. Forest Service hotshot crew based in Redding, were hospitalized after a head-on collision on Highway 299 late Tuesday afternoon.
 
Authorities responded just west of Burney around 4:45 p.m.
 
The accident began when a Forest Service truck collided with a 1996 Lexus. The Lexus allegedly crossed over the yellow line and into oncoming traffic, consequently striking the westbound truck.
 
Two passengers in the truck, 31- year-old Philip Taylor and 28-year-old Patrick Larkin; and the driver of the Lexus, 66-year-old Linda L. Corr of McArthur, all suffered major injuries as a result of the impact.
 
Corr was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Redding after complaining of injuries to her chest. Meanwhile, Larkin was taken to Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. Taylor was also taken to Mercy.
 
The eight other hotshot crew members – 36-year-old Isaac Obst, 33-year-old Chris Graves, 27-year-old Michael Cagle, 26-year-old Andrew Edens, 28-year-old Jon Lindquist, 29-year-old Courtney Wismer, 33-year-old Daniel Robinson, and 25-year-old Stephani Kopfman – were also eventually taken to local hospitals with minor injuries.
 
Furthermore, the collision still currently remains under investigation. The CHP also asks anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call 225-0500.
 
It is important to always drive with caution and follow the conditions of the road. Doing so will help prevent yourself and others around from becoming involved in a dangerous accident.


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