EPD Searching for Suspect That Struck a Pedestrian Last Night and Fled
Press release from the Eureka Police Department:
On 12-30-18 at about 2052 hours, officers responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian traffic collision at the 1600 block of 4th Street.
Upon arrival, officers located a female pedestrian in the roadway on 4th Street, just west of R Street. Medical aid was summoned and the pedestrian was transported to St. Joseph ER for treatment. The pedestrian was ultimately treated and released for minor abrasions.
As a result of the investigation to this point, it appears that the pedestrian was crossing 4th Street, just west of “R” Street, and she was outside of the crosswalk. The suspect vehicle was traveling southbound on R Street and turned westbound on 4th Street, when the suspect vehicle struck the pedestrian in the roadway. The suspect vehicle then fled the scene. The suspect vehicle was described as a larger dark colored pick-up. The vicinity was checked by officers, but the truck was not located.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is urged to call Officer Ben Omey at 707-441-4060.