Tourists at Trinidad Vacation Rental Reportedly Forget to Put Car in Park, Roll Backwards 100 Feet Down the Bluff


A crashed van and a beautiful view. | Photo provided by a reader

An occupied minivan vehicle took an unexpected detour off the Van Wycke Street lookout in Trinidad this afternoon after the driver reportedly failed to put the van in park.

A local reporter who spoke to officers on scene said that the vehicle was occupied by tourists stopped in the driveway of a nearby vacation rental overlooking Launch Beach when the incident occurred.

According to the CHP Incident report, a 100 to 150-foot cable was needed to pull the car back up onto the street. A deputy at the scene told the reporter that the only injury was a bumped knee.


3:34 p.m.
[8] [Appended, 15:37:03] [1] VEH WENT OVER THE CLIFF
3:34 p.m.
[1] VEH WENT OVER THE CLIFF
3:35 p.m.
[3] POSS VAN WICK RD
3:36 p.m.
[6] 1039 TO CF
3:38 p.m.
[12] 1039 HSO
3:38 p.m.
[11] PER ONE RP VEH WAS OCCUPIED
3:56 p.m.
[15] PER FIRE WILL NEEED 100-150FT WENCH TO GET IT BK UP ON THE RDWY / FIRE REDUCED 1141 C2 BUT HAD THEM CONT / UNK EXT OF INJS

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