Fatal Eureka Motorcycle Accident


Fatal Eureka Motorcycle Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Eureka car accident lawyer. On Monday, June 26, a motorcyclist was fatally injured in a multiple-vehicle collision in Eureka. The available details of this story, as well as useful information about Eureka motorcycle accidents, can be found below.

Accident Details

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the incident occurred at about 6:20 p.m. on Broadway Street close to the intersection at Sunset Road. CHP indicated that, just before the collision, the motorcyclist, a 39-year-old male from Eureka, had been driving his motorcycle south on Broadway. At the same time, a 59-year-old female Eureka resident had reportedly been driving a 2006 Honda Odyssey northbound on the same road.

CHP told reporters that it was at this time that the motorcycle collided with the Honda for reasons that are still not completely understood. As a result of the collision, the man was ejected from his motorcycle. The motorcycle reportedly continued on into a parking lot where it eventually came to a stop after colliding with a parked vehicle.

Fatal Injuries

After receiving reports of the motorcycle accident, CHP immediately dispatched emergency medical responders to the collision. When emergency officials arrived, they found that the motorcyclist had sustained major traumatic injuries after being ejected from his vehicle. The man was rushed by ambulance to nearby St. Joseph Hospital, where medical officials eventually pronounced his death.

The driver of the Honda was not reported to have received any injuries as a result of the collision. Additionally, no other vehicles or individuals were involved in this accident.


Humboldt area CHP is still investigating the factors that led to this collision. However, CHP has noted that they have ruled out driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs as a causal factor. 

Eureka Motorcycle Accidents

According to information compiled by researchers at UC Berkeley, there have been 70 motorcycle collisions involving injuries in the city of Eureka from 2011 to 2016. Of these accidents, 2 involved fatal injuries, 19 involved severe injuries, 33 involved moderate visible injuries, and 16 involved complaints of pain from an individual involved in the collision.

All of the recorded fatal motorcycle accidents in Eureka from 2011 to 2016 involved DUI as a factor. On the other hand, alcohol was not a factor in about 90 percent of both severe and moderate injury-causing accidents.

Dangerous Roadways

All of Eureka’s fatal motorcycle accidents over the last 6 years have happened on Broadway Street, which is also the street with the most total motorcycle accidents in the city. The street with the next-highest frequency of motorcycle accidents is West Wabash Avenue, with seven severe injury accidents since 2011.

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