Car-Cattle Collisions Cause Chaos In County

Car-cattle collisions in the county. Tuesday night, the California Highway
Patrol Humboldt Area received several calls reporting cows out in the roadway on US-101
near the Loleta Drive exit. CHP Officers responded and assisted the owner in moving
several cows back through an opening in the fence. At just after 8 PM, CHP responded to a
vehicle collision on US-101 at Loleta Drive. A female driver, 19 year old Alexandriah Sae
Lim of Fortuna, was traveling southbound and collided with two cows in the roadway. Ms.
Sae Lim suffered major injuries and was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Hospital
in Eureka. One of the cows died as a result of the collision and several citizens helped to
move it out of the roadway.
Thursday, just after 2 AM, a semi driven by 38 year old Angel Mercado Ramos of Daly
City, was traveling southbound on US-101, south of Loleta Drive, when it overturned in an
attempt to avoid a collision with a cow in the roadway. The semi was transporting scrap
metal, which spilled across the lanes of traffic. The southbound lanes of US-101 were closed for several hours while the debris and semi were removed from the roadway.