Driver Killed in Summerland Rear-End Crash May Have Had Medical Emergency
SUMMERLAND, CA (March 12, 2019) – A driver died in a rear-end collision on northbound Highway 101 in Summerland Monday morning.
Reports from the California Highway Patrol said the collision occurred near Evans Avenue at 8:35 a.m. A person driving a Kia reportedly had a medical emergency then collided into a VW in the No. 1 lane in the stop-and-go traffic.
The person had no pulse and was not breathing when responders arrived. Medical personnel administered CPR but could not revive the driver of the Kia who was believed to have had a heart attack.
Battalion Chief Mike Gallagher of the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District said that the driver appeared to have suffered a medical emergency. It has not been determined whether the driver had a medical emergency and caused the collision, or the collision caused the medical emergency.
The crash blocked one lane of Highway 101 near Padaro Lane and Evans Avenue until about 11 a.m. No other injuries were reported in the incident.
Our deepest thoughts and regrets are with the loved ones of the victim.
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