[UPDATE] EPD Investigating Fatal Vehicle Vs Bicycle Collision


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The Eureka Police are investigating a fatal collision between a bicycle and another vehicle, confirmed spokesperson Brittany Powell this morning. The incident occurred near F and Trinity Streets at about 5:15 last night. Officers were on the scene for several hours.

Powell promised that more information would be released soon.

UPDATE 10:05 a.m.: Press release from the Eureka Police Department:

On 01/28/16 at about 5:17 p.m., Officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to F and Trinity Streets in Eureka for the report of an injury traffic collision involving a bicyclist and a vehicle. The bicyclist was transported by ambulance to the hospital, but ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle, a 1971 Chevrolet pickup, was traveling west on Trinity Street with the right of way. The bicyclist was travelling north on F Street and failed to stop at the posted stop sign. The bicyclist rode into the path of the vehicle and was struck in the intersection. The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet.

DUI is not a factor in this collision. The bicyclist’s name will be released by the Coroner’s Office once the next of kin has been notified. This is an ongoing investigation; any witnesses to this collision are asked to call Traffic Officer Tim Jones at (707) 441-4109.


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