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Woman struck by semi-truck on Hwy 101 near Gaviota

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Posted at 4:24 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 23:45:38-05

UPDATE - The California Highway Patrol says a 36-year-old woman from Woodland Hills suffered major injuries when she was struck by a truck on Highway 101 near Arroyo Quemada Lane on Thursday afternoon.

Officers say the woman stepped into the slow lane of traffic, directly into the truck's path.

She was hit by the right front of the tractor-trailer.

CHP says other drivers had to take evasive action to avoid her just prior to the collision.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Officer T. Kelly of the Santa Barbara CHP Office at (805) 967-1234.

(4:24 p.m.) - A woman was injured when she was apparently clipped by a passing semi-truck on southbound Highway 101 along the Gaviota Coast.

It happened at about 2:20 p.m. in the Tajiguas area.

According to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the woman was struck after she pulled over to the side of the highway and got out of her vehicle.

She was taken to a nearby hospital.

The collision resulted in a major traffic backup, but as of 3:05 p.m., the California Highway Patrol reported that all lanes were clear.

CHP is investigating the incident.