Moraga-Orinda Fire Protection District firefighters were called to the 18th hole at the Tilden Park Golf Course Thursday after a car rolled off the adjacent roadway and fell onto the course.
The incident was reported at 2:21 p.m. as witnesses reported a car crashing off Golf Course Drive and onto the golf course, three occupants reportedly fleeing the area while one person remained trapped inside the car with a suspected back injury.
Firefighters initiated a search of the area after witnesses reported that a second car may have been involved in the crash, and that possibly a child and a dog may also have been involved. Those reports could not be immediately confirmed, though some witnesses reported that another car may have picked up the occupants fleeing the scene.
A Contra Costa Fire Protection District helicopter landed at the golf course and transported the sole remaining victim to John Muir Hospital.
Driving while stoned?
Unknown… driver believed to have fled. Child they were looking for has been located, apparently…
FYI, the reason I mentioned this is last two times I was up in the Berkeley Hills for the view, it seemed like 50% of the people (75% of the youth) were getting stoned.
Unknown if Reefer Madness was a factor here. The road gets a little twisty in there, though…
Ten points for humor.
Why would Moraga-Orinda go there? Isn’t in the city of Oakland.
Any MOFD person more than welcome to take this one but we believe it falls under a mutual aid situation due to location…
There are at least 3 fire stations mapped closer than MOFD. Probably more like 4 or 5.
Three occupants fleeing, … mmm sounds like they were in a stolen car… and of course the one trapped suspect would say, he wasn’t driving.