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UPDATE: Pedestrian injured after being hit on Hwy 101 near 166

CHP car accident
Posted at 1:33 PM, Feb 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-11 19:00:44-05

UPDATE (4 p.m.) - An Oroville man was injured when he was hit by a car on Highway 101 near Santa Maria Friday afternoon.

The California Highway Patrol responded to the northbound lanes of the highway north of Highway 166 at around 1:12 p.m.

Officers say the 55-year-old pedestrian was walking on the shoulder of the northbound lanes and then walked into the road in a westerly direction.

A driver from Santa Maria tried to swerve out of the way, but struck him.

He was taken to the hospital with what were described as moderate injuries to be treated for cuts to his head and knee pain.
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UPDATE (1:55 p.m.) - The scene was cleared and traffic was flowing through the area again as of 1:55 p.m.
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(1:34 p.m.) - A collision reportedly involving a car and a pedestrian was affecting traffic near Santa Maria on Friday afternoon.

The crash happened at about 1:15 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Highway 101 in the area of the Santa Maria Raceway.

First responders are at the scene and the California Highway Patrol is running breaks to slow traffic through the area.

This is a developing story and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.