At Least Five Hospitalized after Head-On Accident near Miller Ranch Road

SHINGLETOWN, CA (January 20, 2022) – Saturday afternoon, five people sustained injuries in a head-on collision on Highway 44.

Officers say the accident happened around 1:30 p.m., along Highway 44 near Miller Ranch Road.

According to reports, the events leading up to the collision remain unclear. However two cars collided head-on, sending one vehicle off the embankment. Meanwhile, the other vehicle came to a rest on top of the railing.

Paramedics airlifted one victim to a local hospital in critical condition. Meanwhile, medics also transferred the other four victims to a nearby hospital with moderate injuries.

In addition, authorities closed the area for a brief time to clear the wreckage.

At this time, Shingletown police continue to investigate the two-vehicle collision and will release updates once available.

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