Two Cars Collide Near McKinleyville

Traffic accident

[Photo by Mark Nelson]

At approximately 3 p.m., a black Ford Explorer collided with a blue Hyundai 4-door sedan near the Hwy 101 onramp from North Bank Road. No one was injured.

The Hyundai received major passenger side damage and the Ford Explorer had fender damage.

Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.



  • Little bit of rain and people seem to forget how to drive.

    • Willie – I wish it were just the rain, but I find that people get behind the wheel of a car with other things that they want to do, like correct their children, or correct the dog, or talk to their friends, or text some one and they combine that with high speed driving regardless of the conditions. I drove to Eureka from Fortuna today. I drive the last model of Ford Crown Victoria made, a 2011. It has a very accurate speedometer. I set the car at 67 mph with the cruise control. I passed about five cars at that speed. However, I was passed by about 25 cars on the wet rainy pavement. They were driving from 68 mph to around 80. I could hear them cussing this old man only driving 67. Success in most things in life is achieved by paying attention.

  • Folks come off the 101 there at high speeds and a lot disregard traffic merging from North Bank. Folks merging have a short lane to get onto Central Avenue. I have yet to see CHP or a Sheriff Department vehicle there with a speed gun. Factor in pedestrians and bicyclists it can be very dangerous at that juncture. Hope the injured driver heals up!

    • That ‘merge’ is actually a yield which many people disregard.

    • the mwrging traffic is supposed to yield, the other traffic should not need to pay attention , by the law that is. as for folks wanting to do everything else,i suggest we adopt german driving laws. if you get rear ended in the left lane it is your fault. ie gtfodw.

  • Just another instance of two women drivers not knowing who got to the spot first, so they both kept going. I see that situation a lot at 4-way stops. None of them know which one got there first.

    • I agree with you and really feel that allowing women to work, drive, and vote has brought a dark turn of history for our country.

      • Maybe you should untie your knot.

      • They both were probably putting on their makeup while driving. lol

        • No class. That’s comparable to brushing your teeth other than where you should be doing so – at home.

        • its called farding. like all those women farding while they drive

          • I had to look up farding, and you’re correct, right up until your last word– ‘drive.’ I’m betting most are traveling.

            • well they do fard while they are driving in the cities

              • You’re not paying attention. Driving is a privilege $$$. Traveling is a right.

                Maybe this will help:

                Carl Miller – Cops Traffic Tickets and the Constitution
       12 mins.

                • i hear ya loud and clear but if you want to talk grammar then driving is a descriptive way of traveling. traveling consists of many modes, walking, running, riding, flying, and driving. in that same video he talks about common methods of traveling.

              • Okay tax payer, you’re getting on my last nerve. How about from my experience? Once upon a time, in Ukiah, at the Mendocino County Administration building, referred to as courthouse, I had seven charges dismissed over the word ‘‘travel’’ v MOOOO Cattle ‘’DRIVE’’.

                The only rights you have are the ones you can assert. If you do not know your rights, you have none. You can’t have jurisdiction if you don’t know diction at all, and you can’t claim a contract position if you don’t have a contract.

                THE STATE UNION BAR OF CA., MUNICIPALITIES & LEGAL ENFORCEMENT deceive and commit crimes against We the People using frivolous pleas, fraudulent presentments, and fabricated evidence which has caused undue harm to US All. Everyone has the Constitutional “right to travel” freely without LEO’s (Legal Enforcement Officers) interference, and the LEO’s do NOT have the authority to cage anyone for a Class “C” Misdemeanor(s) or to collect worthless Federal Reserve I.O.U. debt notes. Technically, we cannot pay a Legal Fiction, a Fiction in law, what it cannot have as we respect and adhere to the law. –we can’t pay a debt with a debt.

                California Vehicle Code 255:
                A commercial vehicle is a motor vehicle of a type required under this code used or maintained for the transportation of persons for hire, compensation, or profit or designed primarily for the transportation of property.

                “No State shall convert a liberty into a privilege, license it, and charge a fee therefore.” Murdock v. Pennsylvania, 229 US 105.

                “There can be no sanction or penalty imposed upon one because of his exercise of constitutional rights.” Sherer v. Cullen, 481 F 946.

                If the State converts a right (liberty) into a privilege, the citizen can ignore the license and fee and engage in the right (liberty) with impunity.”
                Shuttlesworth v. City of Birmingham Alabama, 373 US 262.

                You either support the evil or you’re part of the solution.

    • It’s not a 4-way, sexist. Pay attention.

  • It’s good news that they are alright.
    2 thumbs up 👍👍 for releasing the car info, it really helps to calm the nerves or to prepare. Thank you!

  • there are 2 stop signs here one for south bound central to turn on north bank and 1 for north bank to go on to 101 north. north bank rd is supposed to MERGE on to central north bound not BARGE . the 101 off ramp into mckinleyville is the primary route all other traffic must wait until it is safe to proceed the main reason accidents happen here so much is people assume they have the right of way when they dont i am a commercial driver and i see this kind of ignorance everyday if people would pay attention to what they are doing and read up on the laws most of this crap wouldnt happen

    • So true. There is a lot of distraction on the particular exit. It’s right after the bridge so the exit is not so easily seen ahead of coming off the highway. The exit speeds are variable. Some cars exit fast and some are in the process of slowing as they reach that intersection, making merging harder. It should be a stop sign even though it seems like a good place to merge. Luckily its not a heavily travelled road.

    • It seem simple to me, you just have to pay attention to what the traffic is doing before you get to the yield sign.

  • While we waste time gibber jabbering over the mundane, what the lame stream media isn’t covering should be on all of our minds.

    Paradise Lost #35 Left to Hell. 6:20

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