299E cleared after PG&E vehicle crashes down embankment near Ingot
INGOT — Authorities are investigating a non-injury traffic collision involving a PG&E vehicle that left the roadway and went down an embankment earlier this afternoon, Monday, Jan. 14. The solo-vehicle crash happened on Highway 299E, near Ingot, according to a CHP incident log.
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CHP was first alerted to the crash about 12:50 p.m., by several motorists and good Samaritans who stopped at the scene to provide aid and comfort to a woman who was driving the vehicle when it left the roadway. 911 callers reported the vehicle ended up about 30 feet off the road and 20 feet down an embankment. It was not immediately known if the driver was a PG&E employee.
Responding officials located a vehicle, described by witnesses as possibly a white Chevy Suburban, down an embankment along the north side of the highway.
The driver was reportedly uninjured and declined medical treatment at the scene, according to the CHP log.
A PG&E contracted tow company was eventually summoned to the scene to pull the wrecked SUV from the embankment.
At 1:21 p.m., CHP’s log indicated the roadway was clear and open and that traffic was moving unimpeded and unaffected by the ongoing vehicle recovery efforts.
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