21-Year-Old Injured in Myrtle Avenue Accident
Press release provided by the CHP.
On June 16, 2015 at approximately 9:30 PM, 21 year old James Ely of Eureka, was driving a 1995 Honda Civic southbound on Myrtle Ave. near Hubbard. Witnesses estimated Ely’s speed to be 60 mph as he approach the left hand curve near Russel Ln. Ely left the roadway, and struck the rear of a parked truck. The collision trapped Ely in the car with injuries to his legs and head. Humboldt Bay Fire responded along with City Ambulance and the California Highway Patrol. Ely was extricated and transported for medical care. Ely was the sole occupant of the Honda, and DUI is being investigated as a factor in the collision.