Monday, May 18, 2020

Vehicle Collision and Extrication on E Street and Henderson; Humboldt Bay Fire Urges Extra Caution Driving in Rainy Weather Conditions

Posted By on Mon, May 18, 2020 at 4:24 PM

click to enlarge A two-vehicle collision on E Street and Henderson, May 18. - HUMBOLDT BAY FIRE
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  • A two-vehicle collision on E Street and Henderson, May 18.
Humboldt Bay Fire is urging drivers to take extra caution when driving during rainy weather conditions as the fire department responded to another call of extrication from a vehicle collision on E Street and Henderson Center.

The fire crew was able to extricate the drivers and one passenger quickly. One driver was taken to the hospital for minor injuries and the other denied the need for treatment and transport.
click to enlarge A two-vehicle collision on E Street and Henderson, May 18. - HUMBOLDT BAY FIRE
  • Humboldt Bay Fire
  • A two-vehicle collision on E Street and Henderson, May 18.
Humboldt Bay Fire says you should follow these safety tips when driving in rainy conditions:
  • Slow down and turn your headlights on.
  • Be extra cautious around turns and take time to replace your windshield wipers, if needed.
  • Maintain a safe following distance and give yourself more time to get where you need to go.
Read the full Humboldt Bay Fire press release below:

On Monday, May 18, at 3:11 p.m. Humboldt Bay Fire crews responded to a call for an extrication at the corner of E and Henderson streets after two vehicles collided, sending one into the corner of a nearby business.

Humboldt Bay Fire crews were able to extricate the drivers and one passenger quickly. One driver was transported to the hospital by City Ambulance with minor treatment. The other driver and passenger denied the need for treatment and transport.

This is the second traffic collision requiring extrication that Humboldt Bay Fire has responded to today. We cannot stress enough the need for drivers to slow down and drive defensively under rainy conditions. Intermittent downpours today limited visibility and caused the roads to be slicker and more dangerous.

Please follow these safety tips when driving in rainy conditions:
Slow down and turn your headlights on.
Be extra cautious around turns and take time to replace your windshield wipers, if needed.
Maintain a safe following distance and give yourself more time to get where you need to go.
Thank you to Eureka Police Department and City Ambulance for their assistance on scene.

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