Four people injured in DUI crash near SLO, video

May 9, 2023


Three people suffered major injuries and one man suffered minor injuries in a head-on DUI crash near San Luis Obispo on Monday evening, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Shortly after 7 p.m., a man in a black BMW sedan was headed northbound on Higuera Street near Highway 101 when he crossed into the southbound lane and collided head-on with a blue Chevrolet Traverse. The collision propelled the Traverse onto the concrete railing of a bridge, trapping two people inside.

Firefighters used the jaws of life to extricate first the passenger and then the driver.

Officers arrested and handcuffed the BMW driver, who sustained minor injuries. His passenger suffered major injuries.

Ambulances transported three of the patients to local hospitals, while a CHP patrol vehicle brought the DUI suspect to a hospital.

CalCoastNews will publish additional information about the crash as it becomes available. 

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Loving the coverage you are giving us Josh! No where else are we getting such straight forward, No Baloney, just the facts! Awesome!

Awesome on the scene coverage.

I hope the BMW driver is punished severely…his negligence has caused a lot of pain and suffering.