[UPDATE 7:54 p.m.] Vehicle Reportedly Hit a Pedestrian and a Tree in Redway

chpstarA vehicle struck a pedestrian and a tree on West Coast Road near the California Highway Patrol Office in Redway a little after 6 p.m., according to scanner traffic.

An ambulance has been requested to respond with lights and sirens.

UPDATE 6:12 p.m.: A woman was reportedly struck.

UPDATE 7:07 p.m.: According the Redway Fire Chief Brian Anderson, when he arrived on scene, the car was facing in a southwesterly direction nosed into the tree and the female pedestrian was in a ditch injured. The woman was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka.

UPDATE 7:54 p.m.: Photos from Ed Denson.

Emergency Personnel [photo by Ed denson]

Emergency Personnel [photo by Ed denson]



  • Just heard it go by

  • I sincerely hope you all get wherever you are going without hurting yourselves or anyone else. Positive thoughts go out to the injured person.

    Drive safely in Redway, please!

  • I had driven by there a few minutes before the accident occurred and the sun was blinding. I suspect that might of contributed to the accident.

    • Lost Croat Outburst

      Perhaps. But you have to slow down in accordance with ambient conditions. Too many people get behind the wheel and just refuse to slow down for bad lighting, pedestrians, other cars, etc. if the sun is blinding you, get a hat or use the visor and SLOW DOWN.

  • Doesn’t say whether the driver stayed or took off. Lot’s of pedestrians roaming around about this time of year. Hope the victim has a speedy recovery.

  • 100 to 1 odds says the “victim” had dreads and a backpack. There is a new scummer tactic. Hitch hikers jumping way out in the road in the hopes of not having to walk between Redway n Garb. Time to close the Garberville Greyhound stop. I suggest Sep 11 thru Nov 11 no buses. Seriously, go to the Garb bus stop around 9pm and watch the filth roll in.

    • I don’t know if that’s the case here, but Wednesday in Garberville three guys, obviously trimmigrants, jumped in front of my car as I was leaving the Napa Auto parking lot and demanded a ride to Redway. They did back off when I gestured I was going the other direction, but it was a dumb stunt that assumed I had good brakes and a good reaction time. Be careful out there.

  • No taking pictures while driving, please!

    • Well! At least in the second photo the person taking the photos (you presume it’s the driver) is behind a STOP sign. Reasonable to think he/she was not driving. (ED, I advise you to not comment and to get the advice of an attorney forthwith!! ;-).

  • Is the tree ok?

  • With all the new souls and that new coffee[?]shop were are gunnah see some real in your rear endos at this spot in the road.

  • Times have changed, the only excitement in Redway, back in the day, was either at the Brass Rail or at somebody’s poolside/patio party.

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