Photos: Andrew Goff.

UPDATE, 5:33 p.m.: A coroner’s vehicle has arrived at the scene.


A very bad crash on Herrick Avenue, just east of the Highway 101 overpass, has closed down traffic on the street as of this writing.

Eureka Police, the Sheriff’s Office, the California Highway Patrol and Humboldt Bay Fire are all at the scene, where a driver of a silver pickup is reported to have struck a bicyclist, who was seriously injured.

The Outpost’s Andrew Goff, who is at the scene, reports that first responders have placed a sheet over the cyclist following attempts to provide first aid.

Traffic on Herrick Avenue is being sent to Elk River Road while the police investigation.