Traffic crash on Highway 34, 24 miles east of Waldport. There are reports of injuries. Watch for emergency responders. HIGHWAY 34 IS CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC NEAR WOLF CREEK, 12 MILES WEST OF ALSEA and 24 MILES EAST OF WALDPORT.
The crash scene is four miles north of E. Five Rivers Road. There are serious injuries reported from the scene. Central Coast and Seal Rock Fire-Rescue crews are enroute from the coast.
Alesea Fire-Rescue is headed west toward the crash scene. Alsea is 12 miles east of the crash scene, considerably closer than the coast units. Alsea Highway is a very twisty-turney highway both east and west of the crash scene.
Lifeflight is standing by, awaiting any orders to launch.
Lifeflight is launching and flying to the scene. Report from the scene by Alsea Fire-Rescue indicates the crash was a high-speed head-on crash. One victim with a head injury, 1 with abdominal pain, and one with chest pain. Priority patient is the one with the head injury. He will likely be placed aboard the helo when it gets there.
Crash is just east of River’s Edge Campground.
Life Flight is about to land. Crash victim with head wound will be immediately flown to trauma unit in Corvallis. Other two crash victims may be transported by ground ambulance to Corvallis.
So many first responders are at the accident scene, 24 miles east of the coast, that West Lane County paramedics are being asked to move to the county line for timely responses if any major accident happens in the south Lincoln County area.
Life Flight has taken on patients and is enroute to Corvallis trauma unit.
Additional patient is being transported to Corvallis by ground ambulance.