Injuries Reported in Eureka Accident on Highway 101 and Herrick Avenue
EUREKA, CA (April 27, 2022) – Sunday, a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 101 and Herrick Avenue involved Ashley Underwood.
The incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. on Highway 101, south of Herrick Avenue.
After the crash, two vehicles stayed at the scene while a third left.
As a result, one person suffered moderate injuries and two received minor injuries.
Moreover, the crash shut down two lanes of southbound Hwy 101.
“I was on my way to pick up my kids. I had my husky in the vehicle along with the kids’ car seats,” said Ashley Underwood.
According to her, as she headed south on Highway 101 at the Humboldt Hill exit, a green Ford pickup began barreling back down through the grass from the offramp towards the freeway.
“I saw him flying down,” she added. “The green truck wasn’t braking. It was just flying straight at us…He barreled straight into the burgundy truck. [It] was hit and smashed hard into the center divider…Totaled the truck. Honestly, I don’t know which vehicle hit me, but it was the green vehicle that was responsible,” she said.
“The green truck guy was passed out” after the crash. Underwood revealed. “He was gravely injured.”
Meanwhile, an eyewitness said that the injured man might have already been passed out before the accident. “I hope more eyewitnesses come forward,” she added.
Moving Forward in a Multi-Vehicle Accident
According to the US Department of Transportation, there are nearly 300,000 merging accidents every year.
Indeed, common events on the road can just as swiftly become safety hazards. Furthermore, one must remain calm to properly handle the immediate aftermath.
Sweet Lawyers offer legal representation from experienced and compassionate attorneys that safeguard your legal rights.
Ultimately, we value the trust and respect of our clients. Thus, we want them to know that injuries sustained in an accident often don’t become apparent until months later when it is too late.
Mark Sweet of Sweet Lawyers says that the crash on Highway 101 and Herrick Avenue may call for a separate investigation. Moreover, an experienced attorney can spearhead fighting on behalf of the injured party.
If you have been involved in a dangerous multi-vehicle accident, reach out to the experienced lawyers at Sweet Lawyers. Furthermore, we have over 40 years of experience in the legal field. We know what it takes to win your injury case. Thus, let us fight for you, and achieve the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve. Furthermore, call our offices at (800) 674-7852 for a free, no-obligation consultation with a professional.