November 18, 2023 - El Dorado County Sheriff's Office officials report an update to the recent accident involving the S.T.A.R. volunteers.
Two of the S.T.A.R. volunteers were released from the hospital Thursday night and are recovering at home. The third S.T.A.R. volunteer was transported to another local hospital however he remains in stable condition at this time.
Initially at the time of the incident, an Air Ambulance was requested for transport, however due to the weather conditions all three were transported to the hospital via ground transport.
The Sheriff’s Office is greatly appreciative for the numerous citizens who live in the area where the incident occurred who assisted on scene. Citizens assisted with the extraction of the volunteers by cutting the pine tree with chainsaws into moveable sections and using an excavator to move the pine tree off the S.T.A.R. vehicle. Citizens also used pry bars to help open the S.T.A.R. vehicle after it was crushed by the tree.
We are grateful for our community!!!
Source & photo: El Dorado County Sheriff's Office