Numerous Lost Coast Outpost readers have contacted us to ask what is going on on Broadway, where — at least until very recently — Eureka Police Department and California Highway Patrol cars were controlling traffic at the corner of McCullen Avenue, near the Marie Callender’s.

Here’s what we can find. This afternoon., a vehicle struck a pedestrian on Broadway. Officers who first arrived at the scene reported that the pedestrian — a man — was lying in the roadway unconscious. Medical personnel were summoned to the scene, along with CHP cars to help control traffic.

Audio of the initial EPD officer communicating with dispatchers below: