Hit and Run Left One With Major Injuries Early This Morning
At approximately 12:20 a.m. today, one person was injured during a traffic accident that occurred in the southbound lanes of Hwy 101 just north of the Slough Bridge coming into Eureka. According to scanner traffic, the incident occurred when a vehicle attempted to miss a pedestrian in traffic and instead struck him.
According to scanner traffic, the victim had major injuries.
UPDATE 4:50 p.m.: Press release from the California Highway Patrol:
On the morning of Thursday, January 5th, a 21 year old man sustained life threatening injuries following an unknown occurrence.
At approximately 12:20 am, Humboldt Area CHP responded to a report of a pedestrian in the roadway near southbound US-101 just north of the Eureka Slough Bridge. When CHP Officers arrived on scene they located an unresponsive man, lying on the left shoulder with a major head injury. The man was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital. No vehicle’s or witnesses were located at the scene. Due to the lack of physical evidence it is unclear at this time if it was a traffic collision or other circumstances that lead to the injuries sustained by the man. Humboldt Area CHP and Eureka Police Department are working diligently together to determine the cause of the incident.