Yesterday, Driver Escaped Car Sinking in the Eureka Slough

Yesterday afternoon, a vehicle went off northbound 101 into the Eureka Slough. According to Pat Cherry, who arrived just as the car was sinking, The driver told him that he escaped the sinking vehicle by crawling out of the window. “[The driver] was probably about 25 and soaking wet,” Cherry said.

According to Cherry, the driver told him that he had accelerated trying to merge into the exit towards the Harley Davidson store and couldn’t make the turn.

Cherry said when he got there “all I could see was the bumper sticking out.” By the time Cherry got out of his truck, the car sank into the Slough. “It is surprisingly deep there,” Cherry said.

Later, Cherry took a photo of the 70’s Pontiac being towed.



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