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Eureka Car Crash Hospitalizes One

Eureka Car Crash Injures One

One person was sent to the hospital following a Eureka car crash that took place on Monday, May 18, 2020. According to officials from the Humboldt Bay Fire Department (HBFD), the crash involved two cars and happened in the afternoon in central Eureka. The Eureka Police Department has indicated that the cause of this accident remains under investigation.

Crash Details

The crash happened at about 3:11 at the intersection of E and Henderson Streets not far from Carson Park. Specific details about the events that led up to the crash have not been reported. However, a light-gray sedan of unreported make and model and a newer-model black Honda were involved in a collision. The initial collision sent the Honda off-road and into the concrete corner of a nearby Ace Hardware.

Pictures taken at the accident scene show serious damage to the front ends of both vehicles as well as the front passenger’s side of the Honda.


Responders arriving at the scene of the accident discovered that both vehicle drivers had suffered injuries. One of the drivers reportedly denied treatment while the other was placed on an ambulance and transported to a nearby hospital for care. Further details about the drivers’ injuries have not been made available.

Investigation of Eureka Car Crash

While EPD officers are investigating the crash, officials have reported that they do not suspect driver intoxication played a role in causing the incident. However, police have indicated that they suspect a red light violation was involved.

In many cases, two-vehicle accidents have more than one cause and can include factors outside of drivers’ control. Common non-driver accident causes include defective car parts and dangerously designed roads.

Accident Injuries

Being injured in a car accident can have a huge impact on your life. Many accident survivors suffer trauma that leaves them with symptoms and the effects of their injuries can make it difficult to participate in activities that they care about or even continue working at their jobs. No longer being able to work can make it even harder to pay for the medical care you need in order to regain your health.

Calling an Accident Injury Attorney in Eureka

Recovering your health after being hurt in an accident is important and accident survivors deserve help. Fortunately, many people are able to obtain the compensation they need to cover lost income, medical expenses, and other losses by filing personal injury claims. However, filing a claim can be complicated and liable parties typically try to mitigate their liability. In order to ensure that you can obtain the full amount of payment that you deserve, it’s critical to reach out to an experienced attorney who has handled cases like yours in the past.

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