[UPDATE 12:40 p.m.] Extrication Needed After Crash at Henderson and E in Eureka

traffic accidentA vehicle collided with a power pole at Henderson and E Streets in Eureka about 11:05 a.m. One occupant is reported to be trapped following the crash.

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

UPDATE 11:12 a.m.: The southbound lane of E Street is closed.

UPDATE 11:19 a.m.: Both E and Henderson are blocked at this time.

Car into utility pole

Firefighters stand near where the car crashed into a utility pole. [Photo by Mike Carlson]

An officer talks to an occupant still inside the vehicle.

An officer talks to an occupant still inside the vehicle. [Photo by Stormy Whitehurst]

Car into utility pole

UPDATE 11:25 a.m.: The intersection is still closed. A green Chevy also appears to have received minor damage.

Photos and video by Stormy Whitehurst.
Car into utility pole

Car into utility pole

Car into utility pole

Green Chevy

Green Chevy that was also involved in the crash.



UPDATE 12:40 p.m.: Press release from Humboldt Bay Fire:

On Friday, April 3rd at 11:05 p.m. Humboldt Bay Fire crews responded to a call for an extrication at the corner of E St. and Henderson St. for a driver trapped in their vehicle after a traffic collision propelled the vehicle into the corner of a nearby building.

Engine 8113, Engine 8115, Battalion Chief 8102, and Community Risk Reduction Specialist 8108 responded to the scene where crews began patient assessment, care, and extrication.

Crews were able to safely extricate the patient who sustained minor injuries and release them to City Ambulance.

Thank you to Eureka Police Department, City Ambulance, and HBF Fire Support personnel for their assistance on scene.

Humboldt Bay Fire would like to remind the public that, even though there are currently less vehicles on the road, always drive defensively and scan ahead before crossing intersections.

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15 comments

  • That’s a common spot for a crash. People turn in front of on coming traffic to get on Henderson.

    • You’re right. That intersection needs a flashing yellow turn arrow like the ones on Buhne and Harrison. Or at the very least signs stating that incoming traffic does not stop. It has neither..

    • Lost Croat Outburst

      That’s a dangerous spot but drivers around here just get crazier every day. Just go ahead and turn into traffic, get into a terrible wreck and hit the reset button like on TV or your video game. Oops, reset didn’t work. Bummer.

  • Crazy driving lately

    People need to take some deep breaths and get back into their bodies energetically speaking.
    Take off your shoes and socks and let your feet touch the earth. Root yourself.
    Ive seen some super crazy driving antics the few times Ive ventured out. Our police and firefighters and medical folk have enough to deal with right now. For their sake please be careful out there.

  • Bug on a Windshield

    Just from hearing the sounds from around our neighborhood, and seeing the few cars while on our Social Distancing Dog Walks, it sure seems like people are driving a whole lot faster on these now-empty streets.

    • So true. Private speedways all of a sudden.

    • I’ve noticed that too. I’ve been watching the Corridor feed back signs lately, and the previous record, that I personally seen, was 75 mph, with it now being 81mph, with another car trailing right behind clicking off 77 mph.

  • Car looks like it has an out of state license plate. A confused driver making a wrong turn on an unknow street for him? Just glad all involved are okay. Thank you to our great first responders!

  • Let’s just close the Henderson Center Business District to car traffic?

  • 🕯🌳Hey you don’t want to take the bus right now either, because of Federal guidelines there all running on Saturday scheduling and they only seat every other seat. One person per seat. Social distancing, they even have a plastic makeshift wall in between the driver and the passengers. And if the bus is full with its required amount of passengers, about 12,and your waiting at a stop your fucked. They won’t let you on. One good note is it’s all free to ride.🕯🐸🖖🐎🇺🇸

  • well friday april 3rd at 11:05 pm hasn’t even happened yet…. so

    • Burnt Roach (new handle)

      It has in the eastern hemisphere, say Paris, France. Or Wuhan, China.

      • Lost Croat Outburst

        That’s a dangerous spot but drivers around here just get crazier every day. Just go ahead and turn into traffic, get into a terrible wreck and hit the reset button like on TV or your video game. Oops, reset didn’t work. Bummer.

      • Lost Croat Outburst

        Cute new handle, B.R. It’s always 4:20 somewhere.

  • The car must have been moving fast to get that squished into the building.

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