Vehicle hits, injures Caltrans worker on Highway 101 in Nipomo

September 9, 2022

By KAREN VELIE

A truck hit a Caltrans worker on Highway 101 near Teftt Street in Nipomo on Friday afternoon.

Shortly after 1:30 p.m., the truck was headed southbound when it crashed into a plow and then hit the Caltrans worker. First responders transported the worker, who suffered major injuries, to a hospital.

The CHP is investigating the cause of the crash. CalCoastNews will provide more information as it becomes available.


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Laughlines

This is very unfortunate for the CalTrans worker and his or her family. I hope this person will make a full recovery. This also caused a major traffic jam getting back down to South County last night. I tried going on El Campo to avoid the congestion, but quite a lot of other people had the same idea, so getting down to Los Berros took about 40 minutes or so of crawling along. Except, of course, for the person driving the big white dually pickup, who has the truck set up with flashing headlights. Came roaring down the empty lane, passing everyone who’d been following the rules. Seeing headlights flashing (alternate left/right) I, and probably everyone else, assumed it was an emergency vehicle. Nope. Just some person who couldn’t be bothered to wait like the rest of us. Could have caused another accident and injured someone. The daily commute is getting to be a white-knuckle thing every day now. People need to calm down. Yes it sucks being stuck in traffic. No justification for tailgating, swerving in and out of lanes, driving down the wrong lane, and all the other crazy things I see nearly every day now. Really quite remarkable. So, Dually Guy or Gal, if perchance you read this, consider whether getting to your destination a little sooner is worth risking injuring or possibly killing someone. Can’t take that back. Everyone just chill out a bit, please.


matthwy58

Too late LA is here, and they brought they’re rude driving habits.