Major Injury Accident in Eureka This Morning Shears Off Pole

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The vehicle is towed away. [All photos by Bobby Kroeker.]

Press release from The EPD:

On August 10, 2016, at about 1:26 a.m., the Eureka Police Department, Humboldt Bay Fire, and City Ambulance responded to the intersection of Cleveland Street and South Avenue in Eureka for the report of a single vehicle collision involving a telephone pole.

Officers found the involved vehicle, a 2003 Toyota Celica, on its roof and a telephone pole sheared off at the base. The male driver, 27 of Eureka, was outside of the vehicle on the pavement. There were no other occupants in the vehicle. The driver sustained multiple injuries to his face and skull and was flown to an out of the area hospital for treatment. The driver’s current status is unknown.

Alcohol is being investigated as a possible factor in this collision. Any witnesses to this collision are asked to call the Eureka Police Department at (707) 441-4060.

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The foot of the utility pole.

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A utility pole lay on the ground following this morning’s accident.

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12 comments

  • Another drunk driver!! This is ridiculous.

  • Can’t make speculation newton. There are no facts to your statement. Once the results of the investigation of complete we will see. Perhaps yes dui, perhaps not.

    • sharpen your pencil

      The fact is, the police stated that alcohol is being investigated as the cause. Generally they don’t make that statement unless they have a firm belief that this is the cause….

  • How about after an accident like this, the driver needs to be on a restrictive driver’s license for a while. Over the last year or so, there seems like a lot of being vehicles driving in to trees and poles. ( as well as other vehicles )

    • Yeah the sheriffs deparment has crashed 4 or 5 in the last year. In 1 graduating class 4 officers were picked up by Downey. 3 of them have completely destroyed vehicles which we pay over 100k a pop for….no wonder they need money their employees are sucking them dry.

    • sharpen your pencil

      If they are booked for dui they lose their license for a year in most cases, some even longer. There also needs to be stiffer penalties for people who flee the scene of an accident.

  • HOW ABOUT THE DA STARTS THROWING THE BOOK AT ALL THESE DRUNK DRIVERS!!!! I MYSELF AM SICK OF THIS, AM I THE ONLY ONE CONCERNED THAT IT WILL BE ME OR MY FAMILY NEXT THAT GETS RUN DOWN BY THESE SELFISH POS’S???

  • It is getting SOOO bad, I do not leave Fortuna on 101 without checking
    kymkemp.com and I ask Great Spirit to guide me so I do not get involved in any of these wackos accidents! Was it back in May on a Fri the 13th when I was laughing when a friend said beware, it is Fri the 13th… Not superstitious usually, just on a peaceful guidance system. Then I checked the roads news and there were so many terrorific auto accidents going North or South and elsewhere nearby! They kept popping so I cancelled my driving plans. I get lucky not to come upon these horrific accidents and in deep gratitude not to.

  • Paranoia will destroyya !

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