Multiple Accidents Temporarily Close Two Redding Intersections

On September 1, 2011 at 8:54 a.m., officers from the Redding Police Department responded to the intersection of Placer Street and Market Street for the report of a vehicle-versus-pedestrian collision.

Upon arrival it was determined a silver 1997 Buick Regal, driven by Heather LeAnn McCulley, 29 years, of Red Bluff, was traveling eastbound on Placer Street. After stopping at the stop sign controlling eastbound traffic on Placer Street at the intersection of Placer Street and Market Street, McCulley proceeded through the intersection. As McCulley was traveling through the intersection, her attention was diverted and she failed to see Russell Charles Alexia, 64 years, of Redding, who had entered the crosswalk legally from the south curb of Placer Street. McCulley’s vehicle collided with Alexia, knocking him to the ground in the middle of the intersection. Alexia suffered minor cuts and abrasions to his head and arms. Alexia refused medial treatment and was not transported to the hospital.

It was determined that McCulley was not under the influence of any alcohol or narcotics at the time of the collision.

During the investigation of this collision, another collision occurred at the intersection of Placer Street and California Street.

A silver 2010 Toyota Corolla, driven by Amanda Pearl Kirshner, 18 years, of Redding, failed to stop at the stop light controlling eastbound traffic on Placer Street at California Street. This was due to the fact that her attention was diverted to the emergency vehicles at the collision on Placer Street at Market Street. Kirshner collided with a gray and blue 1990 Ford F-150, driven by Kimberly Renee Emerson, 26 years, of Redding, which was traveling southbound on California Street.

Emerson suffered soreness to her lower back as a result of the collision. Emerson was not transported to the hospital.

The intersection of Placer Street and Market Street was partially blocked for approximately 30 minutes; as was the intersection of Placer Street and California Street.

-from press release

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