Categorized | Eureka, Local

Drag Racing Juveniles Leave Destruction in Their Wake

 

Crash and Injuries Result

 

Skippy Massey
Humboldt Sentinel

 

On Saturday, December 15th at approximately 6:43 p.m., the Eureka Police Department and Humboldt Bay Firefighters responded to the intersection of Del Norte and I St for a report of an injury traffic collision, the EPD
reported in a release.

Upon arriving at the scene emergency personnel found a 2007 Chevy Malibu and 2001 Toyota Tacoma that were involved in the collision.

Parties from both vehicles were transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries.  A passenger from the Chevy Malibu was listed as being in critical condition, due to severe injuries sustained in the collision.

Witnesses to the collision reported that the male juvenile driver of the Toyota Tacoma was engaged in an illegal drag race with the female juvenile driver of a red Toyota Corolla just before the collision.

crashWitnesses estimated the speeds of the vehicles to be between 50 and 70 mph northbound on I St.  The Chevy Malibu was traveling westbound on Del Norte across I St and was broadsided by the Toyota Tacoma at what appeared to be a high rate of speed.  The collision caused the Tacoma to roll over as it continued north on I St and caused the Malibu to collide with a retaining wall at the intersection.

It appears that dangerous speeds (racing) were a major factor in this collision, however alcohol and/or drug influence on the part of the racers has not been ruled out.

The investigation into this collision is ongoing.  Any witnesses to the collision are asked to call Traffic Officer Tim Jones at (707) 441-4109.

It’s reported there is 1 patient with moderate injuries, 3 patients with minor injuries.

From Facebook posts regarding the accident:

Our thoughts and prayers go out to three important people to our Fortuna Boys Basketball program.  Justin Claus, Varsity player; Ally Seher, Varsity Cheerleader, and Grandma Pat Seher, Super Fan.

They were involved in a car accident last night after the game in Eureka.  Kids racing on H Street T-boned our loved ones!

Ally & Justin are okay.  Justin has been released from the hospital but Grandma Pat is still in ICU.  How fast your life goes from wonderful to fearful.

Send your thoughts and prayers to these families.  Hug your family and friends and let them know you love them.”

* * * *

“There was a tournament @ the high school, Fortuna vs Eureka. The red sedan and white Tacoma were racing down I st and hit the Chevy sedan who was crossing on Del Norte.  The Tacoma ended on to its top after rolling a couple times (I live a block away).  My neighbor said she watched it happen… they were going very fast down I St.

The passengers of the Chevy are OK which is VERY surprising given the condition of the car.”

* * * *

“The car that got hit was not racing because it was a high school student driving her grandma around.  The grandma is in the hospital and I guess it is’t looking good.

The red sedan left the scene.”

* * * * * * * *

The Times-Standard’s article by Kaci Poor, Suspected Street Racers leave 73-Year-Old Critical Condition,” is here.

Slow down and think, kids.  Fast Carma will kill you– and others.

(Posted by Skippy Massey)

 

 

One Response to “Drag Racing Juveniles Leave Destruction in Their Wake”

  1. Sunny SIde says:

    Physical traffic calming measures are desperately needed on H and I streets. Long, wide uncontrolled stretches of road like this encourage people to speed, even if they’re not drag racing, because the road “feels” fast to drivers.

    Google “road diets” for examples of how successful traffic calming measures can be, and how they can transform streets and neighborhoods for the better.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks


Leave a Reply

HumSentinel on Twitter

RSS Progressive Review

  • NYPD to treat protestors like terrorists
    Vox - New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton unveiled a new militarized police unit that will be trained and armed with heavy protective gear, long rifles, and machine guns to restrain terrorists and social justice protesters.Bratton explained the purpose of the unit, which will consist of 350 officers, to CBS New York:It is designed for dealing with even […]
  • About Michelle Obama's lack of headscarve in Saudi Arabia
    VoxAmerican officials in Saudi Arabia typically do not wear headscarves, including at formal government functions. Michelle was following normal protocol.Former first ladies Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton did not wear headscarves on similar official visits to Saudi Arabia. Neither did former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.Saudi Arabia is officially ultr […]
  • And now some true words about the war on terror from a former FBI official
    If you’re submitting budget proposals for a law enforcement agency, for an intelligence agency, you’re not going to submit the proposal that ‘We won the war on terror and everything’s great,’ cuz the first thing that’s gonna happen is your budget’s gonna be cut in half. You know, it’s my opposite of Jesse Jackson’s ‘Keep Hope Alive’—it’s ‘Keep Fear Alive.’ K […]
  • Metaphor of the day
    Sam Smith - I have recently have become conscious of something about the civil rights movement that I hadn't noticed before: not just the role of churches in the effort, but how their culture influenced the movement by creating congregations of like minded souls. Modern progressive movements are far more atomized for a number of reasons, including the f […]
  • Are we too hygIenic?
    Vox - Over the past few decades, doctors have arrived at a counterintuitive hypothesis about our modern, ultra-sanitized world. Too much cleanliness may be causing us to develop allergies, asthma, inflammatory bowel diseases, and other autoimmune disorders.The idea is that for many children in the wealthy world, a lack of exposure to bacteria, viruses, and a […]
  • AG nominee Loretta Lynch is a rightwinger on some key issues
    NY Times - On matters of policy, Ms. Lynch called capital punishment “an effective penalty” and said she disagreed with Mr. Obama’s statements that marijuana was no more harmful than alcohol. She called the National Security Agency’s collection of American phone records “certainly constitutional, and effective.” […]
  • Obama's AG nominee perpetuates anti-marijuana myth
    Max Ehrenfreund, Washington Post -  Loretta Lynch, President Obama's nominee for attorney general, disagrees with him on marijuana. That weed is not safer than alcohol might have been the most controversial thing she said during her confirmation hearing Wednesday. As Danny Vinik notes, polls show that large majorities of Americans believe that alcohol i […]
  • How NAFTA hurt America
    John Conyers, Huffington Post  - Twenty years ago, as the North American Free Trade Agreement was coming into force, the nation had high hopes. The trade pact's backers promised tens of thousands of new high-paying jobs, lower prices for consumers, and an export-driven renaissance for American manufacturing.NAFTA's legacy, tragically, bears no rese […]
  • Who can use a car pool lane?
    Lowering the Bar -  Some time ago we learned that the argument "but I am pregnant" is probably not a valid defense if you get a ticket for using the HOV lane. More recently we learned that even after the Citizens United case, an HOV-lane ticket also can't be avoided by pointing to the corporate papers you have been keeping in your front seat f […]
  • Castro wants Gitmo back
    BBC - There are still several hurdles for Barack Obama and Raul Castro to clearCuba has demanded the US hand back the Guantanamo Bay military base before relations with Washington are normalized.In a speech, President Raul Castro also called for the lifting of the US trade embargo and Cuba's removal from a terror list.Last month the two countries announ […]
  • Six reasons to support ranked choice voting
    Dick Woodbury, Bangor Daily News, ME - First, the finally elected candidate is chosen by a majority of voters.Second, there is no such thing as a spoiler candidate. If a candidate turns out not to be electable, then he or she is eliminated in the counting process. The candidate doesn’t “spoil” the result by taking away votes from somebody else.Third, voters […]
  • Ecology links
    NEWS Climate change Ecology & nature Energy Food Population Sustain yourself Climate change indicators Drought Eco shots Fracking Genetically modified crops Oceans & water Population statistics   ESSAYS The value of stone dust Myths of genetic engineering A poker player's guide to ecological risk assessment The ignored greenness of historic Popu […]
  • Word
    One of the basic troubles with radio and television news is that both instruments have grown up as an incompatible combination of show business, advertising and news. Each of the three is a rather bizarre and demanding profession. And when you get all three under one roof, the dust never settles. The top management of the networks with a few notable exceptio […]
  • One in five American kids on food stamps
    Huffington Post - One in 5 American kids got food stamps in 2014, up from 1 in 8 before the recession. About 16 million kids relied on the U.S. government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in 2014, according to Census Bureau data released Wednesday, up from 15.6 million a year earlier. In 2007, before the start of the Great Recession, that fig […]
  • Bottom 60% of households lost 14% of their wealth from 1983 to 2013
    Vox […]