Major injuries suffered in Atascadero crash

May 6, 2016

UPDATE: The driver has been identified as Perry Aanerud of San Luis Obispo and the injured passenger as 46-year-old Brian Amgles.

A San Luis Obispo man suffered major injuries when he was ejected from a pickup truck that crashed on Highway 101 in Atascadero near the Santa Rosa Road exit on Friday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

At about 2:46 p.m., 51-year-old Perry Aanerud of San Luis Obispo was driving northbound when his Mitsubishi pickup truck veered right onto the dirt, he over corrected and the truck crashed into the center guardrail ejecting his passenger, Brian Amgles, onto the ground. The vehicle then shot back into traffic and a white SUV crashed into the side of the truck.

Emergency personnel transported Aanerud and Amgles to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. Officials said they expected Aanerud to be treated and released.

The driver of the SUV did not suffer any injuries.



  1. OsborneCox says:

    To crash in Atascadero is redundant!

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  2. Rambunctious says:

    Check the mans cell phone; if he was using it at the time of the accident prosecute him for reckless driving.

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  3. ruinitforeveryone says:

    If only there were some sort of restraint device in vehicles like a belt to hold you into your seat. That would prevent alot of injuries like the person in this story suffered.

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