[Update: Reader Photos] Vehicles Collide in 101 Safety Corridor
An injury traffic collision was reported near Harper Motors around 10 a.m. today. According to the CHP incident page, a midsize passenger car and a midsize Honda SUV have major front end damage. Medical crews have just arrived at the scene and are “initiating medical care.” We’ll update this post when we find out more.
Update 11:30 p.m.: Photo from Manuel Ferreira
At approximately 10:00 a.m., 22 year old Stephanie Mia Yang of Eureka, California, was driving a 2015 Honda Accord northbound on US-101, approaching Harper Ford. 65 year old Trudy Lunn Olson, of Eureka, California, was driving a 2007 Honda Pilot while pulling out of the Harper Ford parking lot. For reasons still under the investigation Olson drove her Honda Pilot out of the driveway and across the northbound lanes of US-101, directly into the path of the Honda Accord. The front of the Honda Accord collided into the front driver’s side of the Honda Pilot. Both vehicles’ came to rest partially in the center median and partially within the number one lane of northbound US-101. Both parties were transported by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital with minor injuries.
All occupants were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the collision and DUI is not believed to be a factor. The CHP Humboldt Area office is investigating this traffic collision.