The California Highway Patrol has provided an update to last week’s bicyclist vs. logging truck incident in Eureka:
UPDATE, 6/27: On 06-26-2018, the California Highway Patrol Humboldt Area was notified that Zachary Herbert succumbed to his injuries while being treated at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. The CHP extends our condolences to the family of Mr. Herbert and asks anyone with information regarding this collision to please contact our office at 707-822-5981.
Original: On Thursday, June 21, 2018, the California Highway Patrol was requested by the Eureka Police Department to investigate a major injury traffic collision involving a Kenworth Big Rig and a bicyclist.
At approximately 1334 hours, David Alber (age 55) of Eureka was driving a 2017 Kenworth that was fully loaded with timber traveling northbound approaching W. Cedar Street at approximately 30 to 35 miles per hour. Zarchary Hebert (age 37) of Eureka was riding his bike on the sidewalk that parallels Broadway and he was approaching W. Cedar Street. Steven Crivelli (age 64) of Eureka was in a covered bus stop located on Broadway just north of W. Cedar Street.
Herbert rode his bike off of the sidewalk and onto W. Cedar Street without a helmet. At about this same time, Alber drove the big rig past W. Cedar Street when Herbert turned his bike towards traffic. As a result the bike collided with the right rear wheels of the big rig. This caused Herbert to become airborne and he landed in the bus station pullout. Additionally the impact caused the bicycles metal wheel lock to become dislodged from the bike and the metal wheel lock collided with the covered bus stop window and Crivelli’s leg. Herbert and Crivelli were transported to St. Joseph Hospital for medical care.
Driving while under the influence is not a factor in this collision. The California Highway Patrol is asking anyone with information regarding this traffic collision to please contact our office.