Man Drives “Over a Mercedes” and Crashes into Storefront in Old Town Eureka

Photos by Mark McKenna

According to our reporter Mark McKenna, a man driving a blue Toyota Sequoia “drove over a Mercedes and hit the Abraxas storefront” in Old Town Eureka around noon today.

Witnesses told McKenna that the man was traveling east on Third Street when he drifted across his lane. The man drove onto the sidewalk, crashed into a mercedes and then hit the building.

Thankfully, there were no reported injuries from the crash, and the damage to the building appeared to be fairly minor.


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33 comments

  • Trillium Hummingbird

    Great photos! Nice job on the benz btw.

  • Veterans friend

    Drifted…?

  • Pedal on the right !

  • I wonder what the text message said any guesses?

    • Yes, and the Insurance Companies get a copy of your cell phone records and …well you know the rest of the story. Hard to say you were not texting or on the phone when it is in black and white people!! Thank goodness nobody was hurt.

  • Damaged a Mercedes and Abraxas(cool name).
    The only thing better along those lines would be taking out a Rolls before running into a Tiffiny’s.

  • Another one bit the dust.

  • in London you’d think this was a terrorist attack

  • Boy will this one be a doozey to explain to their insurance companies. You ended up where????

  • Michelle Steele

    Well it is unfortunate this happened peeps but the person could have had a medical issues here. It doesn’t fully explain what happened. Just saying

  • Does Humboldt have the worst fucking drivers or what? Every other day some drunk/smacked/pilled out motherfucker does some reckless shit.

  • Too Funny how some people can not help using the “Potty Mouth” to explain everything…can ya go a whole sentence in real time without the expletive? I am betting the answer is NO!!! TLOL

    • You sound like the kind of idiot who crashes their SUV onto third street sidewalks after wrecking a Benz. That block is about 200 feet between stop signs, this is truly lousy driving that warrants every grown-up word in the book. Jesus fucking christ, imagine caring more about someone’s language than the epidemic of reckless driving currently plaguing our town.

  • Possibly the driver passed out, a “medical event”.

    • Yeah. Could have been any kind of seizure, even an absence seizure (which can take some time to diagnose), for example. And before anyone says the driver should not have been driving with such a disorder — I had my first tonic-clonic seizure (“grand mal”) only a year ago. No warning signs and they continued happening; another family member began to have a different sort of seizure *while* driving and crashed, then was found by her husband.

      Just throwing it out there that we cannot assume this was due to texting/phone use or any kind of inebriation! Maybe these are more likely causes, but the simplest theory is not always the answer.

    • Yeah. Could have been any kind of seizure, even an absence seizure (which can take some time to diagnose), for example. And before anyone says the driver should not have been driving with such a disorder — I had my first tonic-clonic seizure (“grand mal”) only a year ago. No warning signs and they continued happening; another family member began to have a different sort of seizure *while* driving and crashed, then was found by her husband.

      Just throwing it out there that we cannot assume this was due to texting/phone use or any kind of inebriation! Maybe these are more likely causes, but the simplest theory is not always the answer.

  • Bet he or she was texting or talking on their cell😠people put your phones down and drive 😡save a life!!👍

  • Nice driving! Chef from the Ingomar Club doing a front door delivery.

  • No police around to administer a sobriety test on a known DUI offender?
    That’s the real crime here. Nice work EPD!
    http://www.times-standard.com/article/ZZ/20120219/NEWS/120219294

  • Maybe one of his coke clients wasn’t happy with what he sold them.

  • I heard a rat caused this that was running into Oberon grill.

  • Speculation is a drug. It fuels our society.
    Potty mouth is a sign of…

  • how did the Oberon get to 3rd street?

  • What’s up Abraxas!! Maybe he wanted to say what’s up in a memorable way! Hope Susan has extra dough to fix that damage,..

  • idiot had been sucking on whip its and passed out. was a cook for the Ingomar… what a looser

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