Person Dies in 5th Street Hit-and-Run Collision [Eureka, CA]

Person Dies in 5th Street Hit-and-Run Collision [Eureka, CA]

A Deadly Traffic Crash on K Street

Eureka, CA (March 5, 2023) – At about 7 a.m. yesterday, a person sustained fatal injuries in a 5th Street hit-and-run collision.

The Eureka Police Department’s Communication Center received a report of an injured person lying in the roadway near K Street. The reporting party said there were no vehicles in the area.  

When the Eureka Police Officers along with Humboldt Bay Fire and City Ambulance arrived at the scene, they located vehicle debris in the roadway. They confirmed that a vehicle versus pedestrian collision took place and said there were no involved vehicles on the scene.

Immediately, the paramedics took the victim to St. Joseph Hospital by City Ambulance. The patient incurred major injuries and died at the hospital.

According to the investigating officers, the victim was walking south across 5th Street, in the crosswalk, and was hit by the suspect vehicle that immediately fled eastbound on 5th Street.

Officers said the suspect vehicle was a mid-size white Lincoln MKX with a probable model year of 2011-2015.  It has a sun or moon roof that makes the vehicle’s roof appear black and has driver’s side front end damage.

Meanwhile, the authorities ask anyone who may have seen the fatal incident to please contact the Eureka Police Department Communications Center at 707-441-4044 or email the Investigating Officer, Jeremy Sollom, at jsollom@eurekaca.gov or our Criminal Investigations Section Detective Sergeant, Wayne Rabang, wrabang@eurekaca.gov.


Sweet Lawyers extends our condolences to the family of the victim in the traffic crash on K Street. Our hearts are with you through these trying times. 


Road Accidents Could Result in Fatality

Each year, around 20-50 million people get involved in road accidents. However, not everyone properly knows about the things you should do next after a traffic accident.

In fact, the most valuable step you can take in response to a deadly incident like the 5th Street hit-and-run collision is hiring a wrongful death attorney.

Moreover, the legal and financial damage that comes from unforeseen loss is tough to juggle in the midst of mourning. Yet, the days and months following a tragedy are the most precarious.

Consult With Our Attorneys

Nobody wants to be in a hit-and-run accident. More so, if your loved one was involved in an accident much like the traffic crash on K Street, it is best to reach out to Sweet Lawyers‘ team of legal experts.

With over 40 years of experience in the legal field, we know what it takes to win a wrongful death case.

Additionally, Sweet Lawyers promise that our attorneys will fight, day and night, to achieve the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve.

Call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation with a professional in your area. Speak with our legal team to know how a legal claim can help you cope with the 5th Street hit-and-run collision.

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