1 injured when car goes down Hwy 29 embankment

August 31, 2010 7:12:16 PM PDT
One person was airlifted to a hospital after a Jeep Cherokee went down an embankment off of state Highway 29 north of Calistoga in Napa County this afternoon.

The Jeep left the roadway and crashed at about 1:15 p.m. The California Highway Patrol and Cal Fire responded.

CHP Officer Ryan O' Day said a CHP helicopter was sent to the scene.

A Cal Fire spokesman said the occupant was extricated from the Jeep and flown to a hospital.

The Jeep went about 50 feet down the embankment but did not catch fire, the spokesman said.