CHP Releases Details on This Morning’s Major Injury Crash on 101 North of Eureka
On the morning of Sunday, July 9, the driver of a Chevrolet Pickup did not yield the right away to oncoming traffic and this resulted in a two vehicle collision with major injuries.
At approximately 10:34 a.m., 88 year old, unrestrained, Jose Homen of Arcata was driving a 1992 Chevrolet 1500 pickup on southbound US 101 and had entered the left turn lane to cross northbound US 101 to enter Airport Road. A 21 year old, Amber Parcher of Bakersfield was driving a 2016 Hyundai Sonata northbound on US 101 in the number one lane at approximately 50 miles per hour and approaching the intersection with Airport Road. As Parcher drove the Hyundai into the intersection, Homen also turned his Chevrolet and entered the northbound lanes. The front of the Hyundai collided into the right front of the Chevrolet pickup.
After the initial collision, the Chevrolet pickup spun around and Homen was ejected but protected by the pickup as it came to rest blocking both northbound lanes. The Hyundai also spun around and came to rest facing southbound in the northbound number two lane and accelerator lane.
Homen suffered major injuries as a result of the collision and was ultimately transported to St. Joseph Hospital for medical treatment. Parcher and her two passengers sustained minor injuries and were transported to Mad River Community Hospital for medical treatment. US 101 northbound was closed for a short period to get emergency responders on scene to provide medical care.
The California Highway Patrol would like to thank City Ambulance, Humboldt Bay Fire and all other first responders that assisted with this collision. DUI is not believed to be a contributing factor in this collision.
Earlier Chapter: Multiple Car Accident on 101 Just North of Eureka; Multiple Injuries