[UPDATE 11:43 a.m.] Multiple Car Accident on 101 Just North of Eureka; Multiple Injuries
Hwy 101 shut down after a five vehicle accident near Murray Field just north of Eureka about 10:35 a.m. Traffic backed up into Eureka but began moving again just before 11 a.m. when one lane was opened up.
Multiple ambulances responded to the accident site. Four patients were taken to the hospital. Three with moderate injuries and one with minor injuries.
UPDATED With Photos by Mark McKenna at 11:23 a.m.:
McKenna said, “Open to one lane but still backed up to the bridge. People are trying to get around it by taking Jacobs.” However, McKenna said Jacobs isn’t working. There may have only been three vehicles.
UPDATE 11:43 a.m.: According to an officer at the scene there were only two vehicles involved–one a pickup and one a car. One person was ejected from their vehicle. There were three people taken to the hospital.