INCIDENT CLOSED — Vehicle rolls over on Cuddy Valley Road

CUDDY VALLEY, CA (Thursday, Feb. 7, 2020 at 11:01 a.m.)—According to a report from CHP’s Fort Tejon Office, Roger Lanham, 61, of Pine Mountain Club was traveling east on Cuddy Valley Road, west of Lockwood Valley Road, between 9:30 p.m. and 9:50 p.m., on February 6 when, for reasons unknown, he allowed his 2016 GMC Acadia to leave the south edge of the roadway. Lanham’s vehicle overturned, ejecting him out onto the embankment. Lanham was able to get himself back up to the roadway where a passing motorist found him. Lanham was airlifted with major injuries to Kern Medical Center from Kern County Fire Department Station 56.

CUDDY VALLEY, CA (Thursday, Feb. 7, 2020 at 8:58 a.m.)—It was initially believed that a pedestrian was involved, but CHP confirmed this morning that the driver of the vehicle had been ejected as the vehicle rolled down an embankment and was able to crawl back up to the road. The driver was flown to a hospital with major injuries, according to Officer Pennington at CHP Fort Tejon Office.

CUDDY VALLEY, CA (Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at 10:34 p.m.)—A tow truck with 100 feet of cable has been requested by CHP to retrieve the vehicle that went over the side.

CUDDY VALLEY, CA (Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at 9:59 p.m.)—A vehicle hit a pedestrian on Cuddy Valley Road about 3/4 of a mile west of Lockwood Valley Road. The vehicle is over the side and the pedestrian is in the roadway. A medevac helicopter is en route to Kern County Fire Station 56 to receive the patient for transport to a hospital. The patient is reported to be breathing but unconscious. The vehicle is in a ditch and the driver is out of the vehicle.

This is part of the February 7, 2020 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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