Pickup hits light pole in Orland

By Larry Judkins

Glenn County Observer

A pickup ran the traffic signal at Walker and Sixth Streets late Tuesday morning, then crashed into a light pole on Walker Street near the railroad tracks.

Orland police officers responded to the scene at roughly 10:20 a.m.

Upon arrival, an officer requested medical personnel.

The sheriff’s dispatcher asked if medics should respond Code 2 (no lights and sirens) or Code 3 (with lights and sirens).

Initially, the officer replied, “Code 2.”

A moment later, however, he changed his request to Code 3, stating that the driver of the pickup was unresponsive but breathing.

At 10:26 a.m., Orland Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the scene.

Orland Fire Chief Justin Chaney remarked that the driver was now conscious, but showed symptoms of having suffered a stroke.

An ambulance, responding from the direction of Hamilton City, soon arrived at the scene.

The driver of the pickup was then transported to Enloe Medical Center in Chico.

The pickup, bearing Louisiana plates, was removed from the scene by Bambauer Towing.


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