Head-on collision snarls traffic on Los Osos Valley Road

August 7, 2023


Multiple people suffered injuries in a head-on crash on Los Osos Valley Road west of San Luis Obispo on Monday morning that snarled traffic in both directions, according to the CHP.

Shortly before 9 a.m., a white Charger crashed head-on into a black SUV, propelling the SUV into a field. The collision littered the roadway with debris.

Officers had to use the jaws of life to extract the driver of the Charger.

CHP officers are investigating the head-on collision.

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We all know the evils of impaired driving and distracted driving but what I see almost daily is unsafe driving by people who can’t leave for their destination early enough to arrive on time without speeding or illegal passing.

That has got to be some pathetic driving and thinking capacity in whoever caused this incident.

If you’re in a hurry on LOVR….you’re doing it wrong.

Hurry, not in a hurry; speed limit is 55 mph and drivers are obligated to maintain the flow of traffic within that limit. Too slow, too fast, both are criminal.

There is no harm, nor crime, in too slow (ask any farmer getting his tractor to the next field). There are obligations in accordance with safe driving rules, and there are abilities.

Actually, there is very much so harm and a crime for too slow:

Statutory Language in CVC § 22400

(a) No person shall drive upon a highway at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic unless the reduced speed is necessary for safe operation, because of a grade, or in compliance with law.

Somebody was probably texting while driving. No doubt.