Articles Tagged With ‘Collision’


A collision is an event in which two or more bodies exert forces on each other for a relatively short time. Although the most common colloquial use of the word “collision” refers to incidents in which two or more objects collide, the scientific use of the word “collision” implies nothing about the magnitude of the force.

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Pedestrian killed in Pismo Beach

A 40-year-old man was struck and killed Saturday morning by a car on Highway 101 in Pismo Beach. Shortly before 3 a.m., the victim was walking in a southbound lane of the highway just north of Oak Park Boulevard when... (Continue reading)

Fatal Templeton accident victim identified

The California Highway Patrol has identified the woman who was killed in a single car accident early Thursday morning as 19-year-old Karina Almaguer Lopez of Paso Robles. Shortly after midnight, Lopez was headed northbound on Highway 101 over the Main... (Continue reading)

Driver hits 400-pound bear on Highway 101

A Grover Beach woman collided with a bear while driving on Highway 101 Saturday night near Santa Margarita. The crashed killed the bear and caused the woman’s vehicle to flip over and slide about 50 feet down the highway. [Tribune]... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria child airlifted after hit-and-run

A suspect drove a pickup truck through a Santa Maria apartment complex, hit a 5-year-old boy and fled on Saturday, according to the city’s police department. A helicopter then airlifted the boy to a Santa Barbara hospital. [KCOY] The child... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student charged with vandalism after DUI crash

A Cal Poly student drove a truck through two gates and then crashed again, causing the vehicle to roll over early Sunday morning on the university campus. University police arrested the man on DUI and felony vandalism charges. [KSBY] Architectural... (Continue reading)

Woman plunges 100 feet off Gaviota bridge

A 56-year-old woman fell 100 feet off of a railroad trestle bridge in Gaviota Sunday afternoon, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The woman reportedly survived with moderate to major injuries. A helicopter airlifted her to Cottage Hospital... (Continue reading)

Traffic accidents soar as rain hit the Central Coast

The storm that swept through the Central Coast on Saturday led to two accidents involving San Luis Obispo Fire department rescues. At about 7:30 p.m., a car crashed near the California Boulevard and Highway 101 off ramp, according to the... (Continue reading)

Bakersfield inmate steals sheriff’s van, then crashes it

Seven inmates who were supposed to be heading to court from a Bakersfield jail Wednesday morning fled after one of them managed to commandeer a Kern County Sheriff’s van. But, the inmate crashed the van before driving off the jail... (Continue reading)

Atascadero DUI suspect flees after rollover on Highway 101

An Atascadero woman rolled over her SUV on Highway 101 Tuesday morning, the fled the scene before California Highway Patrol officers arrived. But, CHP officers found her car parked behind a dumpster in Atascadero and arrested her for DUI. Nicole... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay man leads CHP on wild cross-county chase

A Morro Bay man led California Highway Patrol officers on a chase across both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties that ended with him hanging off a cliff and clinging to a knife. Officers captured Trevor Michael Crain, but... (Continue reading)