UPDATE 4:00 p.m. — The CHP is requesting people avoid the area to facilitate removal of the truck. Here is their brief press release:
CHP REQUESTS 10700 BLK OF WEST RD – REDWOOD
VLY BE AVOIDED DUE TO SEMI-TRK ACCIDENT IN
PROCESS OF BEING RECOVERED.
MENDOCINO Co., 10/8/18 — A water tanker overturned on West Rd. in Redwood Valley, trapping the driver and causing a small diesel spill. The driver was extricated, and apparently airlifted to a hospital, and environmental health is responding to the scene to clean up the diesel and oil spill. The accident occurred in the 10700 block of West Rd. and was apparently a single vehicle accident, with the water tanker striking a fence.
As of 11:30 p.m. a tow truck has been called and may be on the scene.