Press release from CHP Ukiah:
Press release from the CHP:
On 1/10/2022, at approximately 1840 hours, Party 1 [a 53-year-old from Santa Rosa] was walking southbound on US 101 along the west roadway edge, south of SR 20 West. [He] was wearing dark colored clothing…[A 39-year-old from Windsor] was driving a 2013 Subaru on US 101, southbound, in the number 2 lane of traffic. The right front of the Subaru struck [the pedestrian], causing [him] to be thrown down a dirt embankment…[The driver] immediately stopped at the scene and called 911. [He] searched the area and located [the pedestrian]. [The driver] directed arriving emergency personnel to [the pedestrian’s] location…[The pedestrian] sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision. [The driver] did not sustain any injuries as a result of the collision. At this time, alcohol and/or drugs do not appear to be a factor in this collision, The cause of this collision is still under investigation.
The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notifications to the next of kin.
Any person with information pertaining to this incident are asked to contact the Ukiah CHP Office at (707) 467-4420.
Oh SO much pain for all involved. Condolences to the family of the person who was hit and the Driver and all the families involved. I can not imagine the pain I would feel as a driver. PTSD and all that goes with it. All I can say is that when people do not wear reflective clothing at night it can be very dangerous. When I walk at night if I am not wearing reflective clothing I get off the road edge each time a car comes by. I always carry a flashlight and have it on as It really helps drivers see me. If the driver reads this please forgive yourself, it was an accident.
🙏 It’s really hard to find the words to try to comfort the driver AND the deceased individual’s family. Tragedy. You have my deepest heartfelt condolences, sympathies and prayers.
I sincerely hope the deceased was out on a prayer walk. Y’all who prayer walk know what I mean.