Serious injuries for Santa Rosa driver in Highway 101 crash

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A Santa Rosa man suffered serious injuries after being thrown from his rolling car in a crash this weekend off Highway 101, according to the CHP.

The driver, Eduardo Rocha, had been speeding prior to his 12:20 p.m. crash Saturday near River Road, CHP Officer David deRutte said Monday.

Witnesses said he was driving faster than the limit when he swerved to the right and then lost control near River Road. His 1996 Toyota Camry ran off the west side of the highway and overturned, throwing him out of the car.

He was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital but wasn’t listed as a patient Monday and it was unclear if he’d been transported to another hospital.

No other vehicles were involved. An off‑duty emergency medical technician who saw the crash stopped to help, deRutte said.

The crash remained under investigation Monday.

You can reach Staff Writer Randi Rossmann at 707‑521-5412 or

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