Teen Ejected, Injured In Crash

A teen was ejected from a vehicle Tuesday afternoon during a crash. At about 1215 PM, the California Highway Patrol Humboldt Area responded to a report of a rollover collision on US-101 An officer in the area was on scene immediately after the collision occurred and located a Volkswagen Beetle overturned within the southbound lanes of US-101, just south of the Mad River Bridge. The driver, 17 year old Iya Sol Ortiz-Beck of Trinidad, was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene and Ortiz-Beck was ultimately transported to Mad River Community Hospital for treatment of major injuries. Based on a preliminary investigation of the collision, it appears that Ms. Ortiz-Beck was traveling southbound on US-101, in the #1 lane, at approximately 65 MPH. For unknown reasons she allowed the VW to travel across the median and partially into the northbound #1 lane. Ms. Ortiz-Beck over-corrected as she attempted to steer her vehicle back into the southbound lanes, causing the VW to overturn.
A teen was ejected from a vehicle Tuesday afternoon during a crash.
Impairment is not believed to have been a factor in this collision. Impairment does not apear to be a factor in the crash.