Charles Hatherill Jr Injured in Pedestrian Accident on Highway 101 [Eureka, CA]

Charles Hatherill Jr Injured in Pedestrian Accident on Highway 101 [Eureka, CA]
Charles Hatherill Jr Injured in Pedestrian Accident on Highway 101 [Eureka, CA]

Contracted Worker Hit by Car on the US-101 in Eureka

Eureka, CA (October 09, 2020) – On Wednesday, 46-year-old Charles Hatherill, Jr. of Eureka was struck by a vehicle on Highway 101.

According to the CHP,  Hatherhill, is a contracted worker with Caltrans and is working on the number 2 lane of Highway 101, near Eureka

Moreover, authorities say that the incident happened at around 5:40 a.m. when the number 2 road is closed due to the construction work.

Additionally, the number 1 lane is a diversion road for all southbound traffic.

Meanwhile, 65-year-old Paul Giacomini, of Fortuna driving a 2001 Dodge pickup going south ion the number 1 lane.

Apparently, as the Dodge passes several trucks parked on the number 2 lane, Hatherhill was walking between these trucks and unknowingly cross the path of the pickup.

Unfortunately, the vehicle still hit the pedestrian, causing him to fall down, despite the driver’s effort to slow down the vehicle.

Subsequently, Paramedics took Hatherhill to St. Joseph Hospital for immediate treatment.  Reports say the pedestrian was complaining of minor pains.

Luckily, the motorist and his vehicle did not sustain any damage.

Lastly, the CHP Humboldt Area office is investigating the probable cause of the collision.

They are asking for anyone who may have information to contact the Humboldt Office at 707-822-5981 or send an email to humboldt_area.humboldt_area@chp.ca.gov.

Pedestrian Accidents in California

In today’s current state of affairs, taking strolls outdoors is becoming the new normal. With this, the likelihood of accidents involving pedestrians increases.

Car accidents are far more common than pedestrian accidents. However, there is still reason to be wary when traveling on foot.

“Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents. However, the pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries,” Tyler Toomey said. He is a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers.

“Some of the worst pedestrian incidents involve minors. It’s because they are sometimes hard to see. They also ride bikes, skateboards, etc. Pedestrian incidents usually occur in shopping center entrances and street corners,” he added.


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