[UPDATE 11:23 a.m.: Major Injury] Solo Vehicle Accident on 101 by the Indianola Cutoff

car accident in center divide

[Photo provided by Rebecca Phoenix Gomez]

About 8:05 a.m., a single vehicle crashed on Hwy 101 by the Indianola Cutoff north of Eureka. An officer described the vehicle as being on its wheels and about 25′  off the roadway in a ditch.

Humboldt Towing is enroute.

Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.

UPDATE 9 a.m.: Traffic backed up for a time but the road is now clear.

UPDATE 11:23 a.m.: The CHP Traffic Incident Information Page reports this is a major injury accident.



  • I witnessed this. It was a rollover accident and the vehicle is in the center median. CHP was on the scene faster than I could dial 911.

  • Muddy Black Dodge

    Tons of traffic on Myrtle Ave. Just dropped my kid off at school in Freshwater. When I got to 3 corners there was 18 cars lined up to turn left onto Myrtle, but they had no chance. All on the 101 traffic was funneled on to the old highway, 35 mph thu that intersection. The flashing 35mph sigh shows drivers their current speed, they were doing 45 after passing two 35 mph signs. I understand they were probably late for work, but slow down!!! You are going to come across big traffic in Eureka, weather you drive fast or at a safe speed. 35 mph zones are used to make it safer in busy intersection for people entering and exiting the road.

  • turn the safety coridor into a bicycle only lanes.
    you don’t get to drive
    you don’t get to drive
    you don’t get to drive
    nobody drives

  • Yeah. The safety corridor is pretty much ignored. Nobody polices it.

    • Well if that is your response, Molly Perhaps you are the one speeding by me smoking a cig, holding a full on conversation while talking on your phone in hand eating breakfast putting on makeup and brushing your hair while on your way ignoring the corridor or and did I say, flipping me the bird cuz you cut me off???? Hope not!! It is crazy out there enough already, folks!! They call it the safety corridor for a reason. Not going to hold my breath but can’t wait until they start construction on the overpasses out there indeed!!!
      Hang in there folks and remember, Don’t do all those things while ignoring your fellow citizens out there and yes, they are policing the corridor daily!!

    • EPD is working it pretty hard last few weeks. I see them almost every morning with people pulled over.

    • They do pull people over, it is a $350 ticket and traffic school.

  • Ahh, hey, it’s the uh “safety” corridor. How special

  • Saw that coming in,then the other at 6 was worse IN THE SAME SPOT

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