Another crash at Highway 32 and Road P

With the roof of the Ford Expedition torn open, CHP Officer Ron Benfer and an involved person look at an item from the vehicle. Glenn County Observer photo by Larry Judkins.

By Larry Judkins

Glenn County Observer

Another collision occurred early Saturday afternoon at what may well be the most dangerous intersection in Glenn County.

Every year, far too many vehicle accidents occur at the intersection of Highway 32 and County Road P.

Not a few of these crashes have involved fatalities.

On Saturday, Oct. 15, at about 12:23 p.m., another accident occurred at this intersection.

Fortunately, this time, no one seemed to be seriously injured, although the driver of one of the vehicles had to extricated with the “Jaws of Life.”

Emergency responders from the California Highway Patrol, Orland Police Department, Orland Fire Department, and Enloe Ambulance were quickly on the scene.

Its right rear fender smashed, the Jeep involved in Saturday’s crash at Highway 32 and County Road P rests by the side of the road. Glenn County Observer photo by Larry Judkins.

It is tentatively believed that the accident occurred when a Jeep Cherokee traveling south on Road P pulled out in front of a Ford Expedition traveling east on Highway 32.

The Ford flipped over onto its passenger side and came to a stop on the southeast corner of the intersection.

The woman who was driving the Ford could not get out and firefighters had to open up the roof of the vehicle to extricate her.

The Jeep came to a stop on the east side of Road P, just south of Highway 32.

A third vehicle reportedly also sustained very minor damage, but left after the driver provided the CHP with information.

One wonders how many more accidents, injuries and deaths will occur before the state and/or county makes this intersection safer.

Watch The Observer for an update regarding this collision in the days to come.