Monday, August 31, 2020

Men Injured in Ferndale Crash ID'd

Posted By on Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 1:20 PM

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Two men suffered major injuries Aug. 27 when the car they were in went off Bluff Street near Grizzly Bluff Road around 7 p.m. and hit a tree.

According to the CHP, Ferndale resident Joshua Hindley was driving at a high rate of speed without a seatbelt on when the crash occurred. His passenger, Douglas Edgmon, who lives in Fortuna, was wearing his. Both are 39.

A news release states it is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor and the crash remains under investigation.

Read the full release below: 
On 08/27/2020, just before 7 PM, the Humboldt Area CHP responded to a collision on Bluff Street, just west of Grizzly Bluff Rd., in Ferndale.

Upon CHP arrival it was determined that a 2005 Cadillac sedan, driven by 39 year old Joshua Hindley of Ferndale, had been traveling eastbound on Bluff Street at a high rate of speed when the vehicle left the roadway and the passenger side of the Cadillac collided with a tree.

Mr. Hindley, who was not wearing his seatbelt, suffered major injuries as a result of the collision. His passenger, 39 year old Douglas Edgmon of Fortuna, was wearing a seatbelt but also suffered major injuries as a result of the collision.

Emergency personnel responded to the scene and subsequently transported both parties to St. Joseph's Hospital for treatment of their injuries. It is not known if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in this collision.

The CHP Humboldt Area Office is continuing to investigate and asks anyone who may have information to contact the office at 707-822-5981 or send an email to humboldt_area.humboldt_area@chp.ca.gov. 
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