Person airlifted after car plunges 200 feet down hill from Highway 46

July 5, 2024


Two people suffered injuries, one of whom was airlifted to the hospital, after a Tesla plunged off Highway 46 and rolled 200 feet down a hill on Thursday.

At about 3:10 p.m., the Tesla went over the edge of Highway 46 between Cambria and Templeton. Firefighters arrived at the scene and retrieved the two injured individuals, according to Cal Fire.

A helicopter airlifted one of the patients to the hospital, while the other was transported by a ground ambulance. One person suffered major injuries, while the other sustained moderate injuries.

CHP officers and Cambria firefighters assisted Cal Fire personnel. The cause of the crash is under investigation.


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How does one careen off Hwy 46W? Excessive speed for conditions or texting while driving?