Eureka Bicyclist Killed in Collision with Big Rig near West Cedar Street
EUREKA, CA (June 21, 2018) – A man was killed and another was hospitalized after a bicyclist collided with a loaded logging truck, on Broadway Street.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision took place at around 1:34 PM near West Cedar Street. 37-year-old Zachary Herbert of Eureka was riding his bicycle approaching West Cedar from Broadway, when he attempted to turn.
Herbert’s bicycle struck the right rear wheel of a big rig, driven by 55-year-old David Alber of Eureka. The impact of the collision ejected Herbert from his bicycle and sent him into a nearby covered bus stop, where 64-year-old Steven Crivelli was sitting. Parts of Hebert’s bicycle flew through the bus stop window and into Crivelli’s leg.
Herbert reportedly sustained a major head injury, while Crivelli suffered unspecified injuries. Both were transported to St Joseph Hospital for treatment and medical evaluation. Alber was reportedly unharmed in the collision. In an update released by the CHP last June 26, it was reported that Herbert succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.
Alcohol and drugs were ruled out as possible contributing factors in the crash, and no arrests have been made at this time.
An investigation is ongoing to determine what might have caused the incident to happen. Anyone with relevant information regarding the deadly crash is encouraged to contact CHP at (707) 822-5981. No further details were immediately available to the public.
We extend our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of Zachary Herbert. May he rest in peace.
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