73-Year-Old Arcata Man Struck and Injured in Pedestrian Accident near I Street
ARCATA, CA (July 19, 2018) – An elderly man was hospitalized Thursday evening after he was struck by a vehicle on Samoa Boulevard. The victim was later identified as 73-year-old Arcata resident, Earl Carey.
According to the Arcata Police Department, the incident took place shortly before 8:00 PM, near I Street. Carey was crossing on Samoa when he was struck by a southbound gold 2008 Toyota Rav-4 SUV.
Carey was rushed to the Mercy Medical Center in Redding after suffering major injuries. Recent updates stated that the elderly pedestrian is in stable condition. The driver of the SUV, Roxana Wilkinson of Arcata, remained at the scene to cooperate with investigators.
Alcohol and drugs were ruled out as possible factors in the accident. An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the collision. Anyone with relevant information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the APD, by calling (707) 822-2428.
No additional details have been released to the public at this time.
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