Injuries Sustained in Thousand Oaks Crash on Highway 101
THOUSAND OAKS, CA (December 28, 2018) – A multi-vehicle collision was reported on southbound Highway 101 on Monday, December 24.
According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 2:10 p.m., a vehicle crashed near the Lynn Road interchange in Newbury Park.
CHP officers had been trailing an erratic driver on the southbound freeway since Central Avenue outside Camarillo.
The reports showed that a white Nissan Altima had been swerving in and out of lanes, sometimes colliding into the center divider, sometimes at high speeds, and had continued over the Conejo Grade with a possibly blown front tire.
The vehicle was reported to have a smoke as it passed the truck scales on the grade, and had caught fire before it finally crashed, reports stated.
Minor injuries were reported in the incident. A Caltrans employee working in the area sustained minor injuries during the crash, according to CHP.
A CHP official with the Moorpark office reported that the erratic driver was reportedly suffering from a medical issue. He was not arrested. At least two vehicles were involved in the collision.
Southbound traffic backed up for a while until officials cleared the area.
When driving, it is important to keep your distance from the vehicles ahead of you, especially when traveling at high speeds on the highway. Always pay attention to your surroundings and be on the lookout for fellow motorists that are sharing the road. By obeying traffic rules and driving defensively, dangerous accidents can be prevented.
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