Santa Maria, CA – Tractor-Trailer Traffic Collision
Santa Maria, CA (December 07, 2018) – At 6:15 on Thursday morning, a traffic accident on Highway 101 near the Broadway exit involving two cars and a tractor-trailer, resulted in injuries to at least one person.
According to the initial report from the California Highway Patrol, the accident began when one passenger vehicle in the northbound lane of Highway 101, south of the Santa Maria River Bridge, rear-ended another for reasons that have not yet been determined. A nearby tractor-trailer then struck one of the disabled vehicles, lost control and veered across the highway where it struck a third vehicle. The tractor-trailer then careened through a guardrail and finally came to a stop in the southbound fast lane on the other side of the highway. Local police were able to confirm that at least one person was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. The accident caused the closure of several lanes of traffic for the better part of 12 hours.
The name and condition of the injured party have not yet been released as the investigation into this accident is still ongoing.
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We would like to extend our warmest wishes for a full and speedy recovery to those who were injured in this accident.
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