NORTH FORK – Douglas Ranger Station road is so narrow and winding, that when first responders made their way up to a head-on collision, it was a challenge just to fit to big engines in the roadway.
On Saturday afternoon, June 8, Justin Crossley in a Dodge truck, and Jessica Coleman, driving a Chevy Blazer, hit head-on in a tight corner about three miles up from Road 225.
The hairpin turns on the road make it very difficult for drivers to see each other, and the road is extremely narrow, with low-hanging brush and trees on both sides.
North Fork Engine #11 and Squad #11 responded, along with Sierra Engine E51, Sierra Ambulance, CHP and Forest Service Law Enforcement.
The road was closed for a of couple hours as EMTs checked everybody out and treated a minor scrape or two.
There were no serious injuries, except to the Blazer which suffered severe damage and was likely a total loss.