Two Local Women Have Major Injuries Following Accident Sunday Night
On Sunday, May 29, two local women received major injuries and a third was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence following an accident about 10:50 p.m.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Miranda Lindstrom, age 23 of Eureka, was driving a Ford F-150 northbound on Mad River Road just south of Eagles Nest Road when she lost control of the vehicle.
Officer P. Nelson of the CHP reported, “The F-150 left the roadway, overturned and struck a large tree stump. The impact caused considerable intrusion on the passenger side of the pickup and major injuries to the passengers. The driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI causing great bodily injury to another.”
Two passengers in the vehicle, Mellisa Silva, age 30 of Hydesville, and Melisa Bardin, age 25 of Eureka, both received major injuries in the accident, according to the CHP.
A GoFundMe site has been set up for Silva. The site says that Silva
…is in critical condition with a brain trauma. This single parent is the most selfless, giving, and driven mother I have ever known! She gives back every chance she can, from feeding the homeless on [T]hanksgiving to donating coats for children. She has taught her children the importance of caring for others in a time of need and NOW more than ever Mellisa needs us. Mellisa is the sole provider for her 3 children and I know she will be in the hospital for a long time. This will help the kids be able to stay in hotels, food, and continue to pay her monthly bills.
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