Rock slide, 3 car crash closed Highway 41 near Atascadero

December 28, 2021


A rock slide caused a three-vehicle crash on Highway 41 west of Atascadero Monday night, according to the CHP.

Shortly Before 10 p.m., a caller reported they had crashed as they drove around a bend on Highway 41 between Atascadero and Morro Bay. Two additional vehicles also crashed as they came around the bend.

An unknown number of individuals suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash.

Following the collision, authorities temporarily closed a section of Highway 41. The stretch of Highway 41 reopened shortly after 11 p.m.

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Good lesson for me to stop driving at a speed beyond my stop sight distance.

Ooof, no, please don’t do that. Adhere to the the posted speed signs and you should be fine. It’s when vehicles are operating outside the norm, ie too fast or too slow, that problems arise. Also, put the phones down people, and pay attention :)

I think your missing the point. The principle is dont drive beyond your breaking or head lights. You wouldn’t adhere to posted speed limit of 70 mph on hwy 5 in dense tule fog or pouring rain.

Rarely and only in the absolute thickest of fog and hard rain should anyones driving be altered. If someone is that uncomfortable driving in those conditions, please don’t get behind the wheel.