Updated 4pm: Grape truck crashes with pickup in Hopland

Traffic backed up in both directions, severity of injuries unknown.


UPDATED, 4:10PM: The semi-truck and trailer carrying grape pumice collided with a pickup truck, resulting in traffic backed up for three miles. According to a Facebook post from the Hopland Fire Protection District, responding agencies included the Ukiah Valley Fire Authority, Caltrans, and the California Highway Patrol. Here’s some photos from the scene:

MENDOCINO Co., 8/8/17 — A grape truck collided with an pick-up on Hwy. 101, in Hopland, around 10:15am, and traffic has been backed up in both directions. It’s unclear the scale of injuries, but a medical helicopter was dispatched to Hopland.

The CHP’s incident page describes the vehicle as an SUV, but based on a photo sent in by a reader it appears to be a large pickup with a camper shell. The photo shows that the pickup has smashed directly into the side of the grape truck, with the engine and part of the cab of the vehicle crushed under the trailer.

The wreck is in the southbound lane of traffic, just north of Hopland’s main commercial strip. Again, the scope of injuries is unclear.

A photo sent in by a reader shows the crash in Hopland this morning.

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  1. Damn, grapes are the new dangerous drug… We have so many grapes, we don’t know what to do with them. Americans need to DRINK MORE! That will solve the problem. Then get busy smoking all that dope! Yeah.

  2. the couple in the chevy truck is my uncle and aunt and im so thankful that they both are still here with us. long long road of recovery for my auntie but i know she’ll pull though and be back to her normal sweet loving self before we know it. love you uncle don and aunt judy me and pop will come visit as soon as they allow us to.