E.P.D.: Crash flips car onto roof, unlicensed driver at fault

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A central Eureka intersection was shut down Thursday after a crash flipped one car onto its roof.


It happened at the intersection of Wabash Avenue and California Street. Traffic officers with Eureka Police say the driver at fault was in a silver Chevy Malibu. They say the driver was unlicensed when he failed to stop at the stop sign on California, and was broad-sided by the driver approaching on Wabash. The Malibu was flipped onto its roof.


Eureka Police say no one was injured, that everyone was wearing seatbelts, and all the airbags went off.


“It was a pretty solid hit,” said Officer Tim Jones, “Both of the cars, according to witnesses, were traveling about the speed limit so 30 on Wabash, 25 on California Street. So, the right speed at the right place, everybody got pretty lucky.”


Police add that the driver at fault did not have a license. He was issued a citation for the crash, and his car will be impounded for 30 days.