Driver taken to hospital after Highway 101 crash in SLO

August 11, 2023


Two cars collided on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo Thursday evening, resulting in responders transporting one person to the hospital.

At about 5:30 p.m., the vehicles crashed on southbound Highway 101 near Los Osos Valley Road. One driver sustained moderate injuries and was eventually taken to the hospital, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department. 

Police and probation officers, as well as a Templeton Fire Department paramedic, provided assistance at the scene until CHP and San Luis Obispo fire personnel arrived. The collision caused traffic to back up in the area.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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Too much unsafe speed for conditions, tailgating, unsafe lane changes and a general lack of courtesy. A little courtesy goes a long way towards preventing traffic collisions.


Bad driving aside on this one because that merge lane is terribly placed! Traffic is in the midst of adjusting for the upcoming exit with cars switching lanes etc etc. You add incoming traffic at a much slower rate due to the turn radius on approaching road? Recipe for this to happen :/