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San Luis Obispo man suffers major injuries in accident on Highway 154

Posted at 11:55 AM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 17:43:04-04

(UPDATE 2:40 p.m.) – The CHP says a 50-year-old man from San Luis Obispo suffered major injuries in a crash on Highway 154 Wednesday.

CHP officers aren’t releasing the man’s name.

The crash happened just after 11 a.m. on 154 westbound, just east of Whitaker’s Curve. CHP says the man was driving a Ford F150 pickup truck when he went off the road and down an embankment as the road curved to the left.

CHP, Santa Barbara County Fire, and American Medical Response arrived at the scene. They extricated the driver out of the truck and took him to a local hospital with major injuries.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The westbound lane of 154 remained open during the investigation, but the merge lane was closed for about an hour.

(UPDATE 1:05 p.m.)- Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to a crash on Highway 154 three miles from US 101 Wednesday at about 11:07 a.m.

Fire crews found that a Ford F150 went off the roadway and into a ditch on the side of the road.

Santa Barbara County Fire Department spokesperson Mike Eliason said firefighters used extensive materials to get the male driver, estimated to be in his 40’s, out of the vehicle.

The male driver was pinned inside the car and has life-threatening injuries.

An American Medical Response ambulance transported the man to the hospital Santa Babara Cottage Hospital.

Santa Barbara area CHP is investigating the crash.


(ORIGINAL STORY ) – The CHP is responding to the scene of an accident on Highway 154 in Santa Barbara County.

Officers say a truck went over an embankment near power lines around 11 a.m. Wednesday. It happened in an unincorporated part of the county.

CHP officers didn’t release information on whether anyone was injured or trapped inside the truck.

Stick with KSBY for updates on this developing story.