Pedestrian dead after being struck by truck in crosswalk

Mad River Union

EUREKA – An 80-year-old Eureka woman died Monday, Jan. 23 after she was struck down by a vehicle while she was walking in a crosswalk.

The fatal collision – which resulted in the death of Maria Bosnar – took place at about 9:55 a.m. at the intersection of F and Harris streets in Eureka.

A preliminary investigation by the Eureka Police Department indicates that a 57-year-old Eureka man was driving a 1987 Toyota pickup east on Harris Street and was stopped at a red light at F Street.
Bosnar was at the northeast corner of Harris and F streets and was waiting to cross F Street.
The light turned green for the driver and Bosnar had the walk sign, indicating she could use the crosswalk.
The driver made a left-hand turn onto F Street and collided with Bosnar in the crosswalk, resulting in fatal injuries.

Bosnar was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, where she died of her injuries.

Eureka Police is continuing to investigate the collision. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor, according to police.


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