[UPDATE 2:44 p.m.] Traffic Accident at Broadway and Hawthorne in Eureka
Scanner traffic indicates there is an accident at Broadway and Hawthorne as of 2 p.m. A vehicle has overturned. Details aren’t clear yet but information from the scanner indicates that one lane is blocked.
Humboldt Bay Fire tweeted,
HBF is responding to a reported extrication at Broadway and W. Hawthorne. Avoid the area.
— Humboldt Bay Fire (@HumboldtBayFD) November 2, 2015
Please avoid the area if possible.
UPDATE 2:11 p.m.: Photo from Oliver Cory. Cory says that one southbound lane of traffic is closed–the number two or outside lane.
UPDATE 2:44 p.m.: According to a spokesperson for the Eureka Police Department, the Ford pickup, a city vehicle, was going northbound on Broadway before the driver attempted to make a left onto Hawthorne. A Mercedes going southbound struck the back of the truck which flipped the truck over on its driver’s side. The Mercedes was also badly damaged. The photos below were provided by Jessica Ernst.