• One lane now open after big rig crashes on 101 in Salinas

    At approximately 3:37 pm, a big rig traveling southbound on US-101 lost control, hit the guardrail in the median, then overturned onto its side crossing onto northbound US-101. as the big rig was overturning it came directly into the path of a 2003 Kia Rio traveling northbound.

    The big rig landed on top of the Kia trapping the driver inside. The driver of the big rig sustained injuries and was transported to Natividad Medical Center as crews frantically attempted to extricate the driver of the Kia. After several minutes the driver was extricated and transported to Natividad Medical Center with major injuries.

     

    US-101 has been closed since the time of the collision and will remain closed until crews can remove the big rig. The cause of this collision is currently under investigation.

    Update: The #2 lane of US-101 was opened at 5:45 pm.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on April 9, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News, Police Log

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