Black Sedan Lands in the Water
Update 4:05 p.m.: The Eureka Police Department (EPD), Humboldt Bay Fire and City Ambulance responded to a black Mazda 3 that went over an embankment and landed in the water near West Sixth Street and Highway 101 (see map below) today before 2:45 p.m.
“They were leaving the Chevron Station and went over the embankment,” EPD’s Jon Omey said.
Omey said the two people were able to successfully get themselves out of the vehicle to safety. According to the scanner, the man had a cut to the finger, and the woman was complaining of hip and shoulder pain. The woman was transported to the hospital by City Ambulance.
EPD officers at the scene seemed baffled by how the accident could have occurred.
“They kind of went over and then swam out,” Omey said as he motioned toward the embankment and the water.
At approximately 3 p.m. today, a blue sedan somehow ended up in the Humboldt Bay near 2525 Fourth Street in Eureka. [These details came from the scanner and turned out to be incorrect] The vehicle’s occupants, a man and a woman, have gotten out of the vehicle with minor injuries.
Our reporter, Oliver Cory, is on the scene and will update with photos and more information as soon as possible.
[Reporter’s note: This story has been corrected from a previous version that incorrectly stated the color of the vehicle and the location. RHBB regrets this error.]