From the California Highway Patrol:

On May 30, 2018, at approximately 240 PM, CHP Officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle vs. a juvenile pedestrian in front of the 3000 block of Perkins Ct. in an unincorporated area of Eureka, CA.

Upon CHP arrival, it was determined that a 2013 Hyundai SUV, driven by 28 year old Jamie Bivens of Eureka, backed her vehicle out of her driveway, striking her 6 year old daughter, Lilly Bivens. Jamie Bivens reported that she had pulled into her driveway and left her daughter buckled in the vehicle while she went in to retrieve something from the house. During the time Jamie was in the house, Lilly Bivens unbuckled herself, exited the vehicle and then walked around to the rear of the vehicle. The mother, Jamie, returned and, unaware that Lilly was now behind the vehicle, began backing out of the driveway.  Lilly was knocked to the ground and appeared to receive major injuries consisting of lacerations and abrasions to her right leg and back, as well as a possible broken right leg. 

Neighbors quickly responded to help and called 911.  Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene and rendered aid.  Lilly Bivens was subsequently transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital by City Ambulance of Eureka.

Alcohol and/or drugs are not believed to have been a factor in this collision.

Anyone with information related to this collision is asked to contact the California Highway Patrol at 707-822-5981 or 707-268-2000.