Man Survives 40-Foot Drop

A man is lucky to be alive after falling nearly 40-feet in his vehi­cle over the week­end. The dri­ver was headed east on Vichy Springs Road in his Ford Explorer when he went straight, rather than tak­ing a right-hand curve in the road. He drove through a fence Sat­ur­day and careened down a 40-foot drop, hit sev­eral tree branches on the way down and land­ing half sub­merged in Vichy Springs Creek. the com­bined Ukiah Val­ley Fire Dis­trict and city of Ukiah Fire Depart­ment responded to the inci­dent. The man was extri­cated from his vehi­cle, then removed from the scene using a Stokes bas­ket and was taken by ambu­lance to Ukiah Val­ley Med­ical Cen­ter with what appeared to be minor injuries.