Kym Kemp / @ 10:34 p.m. / News

Accident Sunday Night North of Mendocino Line on 101

CHP Press Release:

On August 12, 2012, at 9:30 pm, 23 year old Jeremy Patrick Shawaf of Venice, California was the driver and only occupant of a 2000 Toyota 4Runner while traveling northbound on US-101, north of the Mendocino County line, in southern Humboldt County.  While negotiating a left curve in the roadway, Shawaf lost control of his vehicle and the vehicle ran off the east roadway edge.  Shawaf overcorrected causing the vehicle to reenter the traffic lanes where it overturned several times coming to rest on the southbound shoulder.  Shawaf was subsequently ejected from the vehicle.  Shawaf was transported by ground ambulance to Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna.  He was later transferred to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. 
Shawaf was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision and DUI is not believed to be a factor.  The Garberville Area CHP office is investigating this collision.




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