EUREKA, CALIFORNIA (March 9, 2017) – Shirley Hoyt has been identified as the woman killed in a pedestrian accident on U.S Highway 101 on Thursday morning, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 11:14 a.m. near Fourth Street and S Street. A woman identified as 56-year-old Shirley Hoyt was attempting to cross US 101, inside of a marked crosswalk. Several other vehicles stopped at the crosswalk to allow Shirley to pass, but a vehicle driven by a 56 year old man sped through at around 50 MPH and struck Hoyt.
Shirley Hoyt was rushed to St. Joseph Hospital, where she tragically succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead. The driver that struck her was identified as 56 year old Larry Nielsen. Nielsen attempted to flee the scene, but a Good Samaritan gave chase and stopped Nielsen until authorities arrived.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all the family members and friends of Shirley Hoyt affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving Eureka, San Jose, Sacramento, and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.