City of Arcata PRESS RELEASE
PEDESTRIAN STRUCK ON SAMOA BLVD
On Thursday, July 18, at about 7:55 p.m., the Arcata Police Department responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision at the intersection of Samoa Boulevard and I Street in Arcata.
A 2008 gold Toyota RAV 4 SUV, driven by Roxana Wilkinson of Arcata, was traveling southbound on Samoa Blvd (State Route 255) at or near the speed limit. The vehicle struck Earl Carey, 73 of Arcata, as he was crossing Samoa Boulevard, resulting in major injuries.
This section of southbound Samoa Boulevard faces directly west and Ms. Wilkinson's vision was impacted by the setting sun which obscured her view of Mr. Carey who was entering the crosswalk on the north side of the street.
Mr. Carey was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Redding where he remains in stable condition.
Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor in this collision.
The Arcata Police Department is asking anyone who witnessed the collision to please contact the Arcata Police Department at (707)822-2428.