Seven car crash slows traffic on Highway 101 in Pismo Beach

October 7, 2021


A total of seven vehicles collided on Highway 101 in Pismo Beach Thursday morning, causing traffic to back up in the Five Cities area.

At about 7:20 a.m., callers first began reporting multiple vehicles colliding on northbound Highway 101 near 4th Street, according to the CHP. One person suffered moderate injuries as a result of the collision. An unknown number of individuals suffered minor injuries.

Following the crash, fluid was leaking from some of the vehicles. Caltrans workers responded to clean fluid out of the first and second northbound lanes.

The collision also scattered debris on the highway. Officials are asking drivers to use caution when traveling in the area of the crash.

Five of the vehicles involved in the collision were towed away, while two were still operable.


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Those darn roads again causing accidents. Couldn’t possibly be driver error. Nobody accepts responsibility for their actions anymore. It must be those deadly roads that have been designed by engineers to facilitate normal driving. The roads aren’t designed so you can drive like an asshole.


The tire streaks on the 101-north tell the story clearly. Grover/Pismo after 4th Street exit multiple lanes merging and unmerging jnto a two-lane curve in the road with guard rails (nowhere to go). Thanks to Coastal CHP who make the 101 corridor a safer place! Traffic is great when you are out!


That is THE worst spot on northbound 101 in south county.


A few things come to mind,vehicle speed, following to close,distracted driving.

Jorge Estrada

A seven car pile up on a clear morning South of SLO. A sign of the time, for things to come and yes people are out of sorts these days.