John Ross Ferrara / Thursday, Jan. 5 @ 11:19 a.m. / Traffic

Pedestrian Suffers Life-Threatening Head Injury North of Eureka Slough Bridge on Highway 101


California Highway Patrol press release:

EUREKA, Calif. – On the morning of Thursday, January 5th, a 21 year old man sustained life threatening injuries following an unknown occurrence. 

At approximately 12:20 am, Humboldt Area CHP responded to a report of a pedestrian in the roadway near southbound US-101 just north of the Eureka Slough Bridge.

When CHP Officers arrived on scene they located an unresponsive man, lying on the left shoulder with a major head injury. 

The man was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital. No vehicle’s or witnesses were located at the scene. 

Due to the lack of physical evidence it is unclear at this time if it was a traffic collision or other circumstances that lead to the injuries sustained by the man. 

Humboldt Area CHP and Eureka Police Department are working diligently together to determine the cause of the incident.   

*****If anyone has any information that may lead to the cause of this incident please contact the Humboldt Area CHP Office at 707-822-5981 or Eureka Police Department at 707-441-4060.*****


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