Driver hospitalized after crash on Highway 101

Posted at 10:06 PM, Aug 20, 2018
One person was hospitalized with moderate injuries Monday after a crash on Highway 101.


The CHP says the crash happened around 5:30 p.m. on southbound 101 near Avila Beach Drive. A driver in a truck tractor noticed heavy traffic during the evening commute and hit his brakes, but he didn’t stop in time. He hit the driver of a sedan, who spun out across another lane and then hit the concrete divider in the median. The car then bounced off the divider and hit the truck tractor. Both vehicles ended up blocking lanes.


CHP officers say the driver in the truck tractor wasn’t injured. The driver in the sedan had moderate injuries and was taken to a local hospital.


The crash is under investigation, but CHP does not believe alcohol or drugs were involved.