Injuries in 101 Freeway Fatal DUI Collision
Ventura, CA (December 19, 2021) – On Saturday, an 18-year-old Ojai man driving a 2008 Nissan 350Z died in a wrong-way crash on 101 Freeway.
The collision happened shortly after 3 a.m. south of California Street.
Investigators said that a 29-year-old man from Santa Barbara was driving a 2007 Honda Accord the wrong way. He was southbound in the northbound lanes and struck a northbound 2008 Nissan 350Z head-on.
Unfortunately, the Nissan driver died at the scene. The officers withheld his name pending notification of next of kin.
An 18-year-old Ojai man riding the Nissan sustained moderate injuries. The rescuers rushed him by ambulance to Los Robles Regional Medical Center.
Afterward, a northbound 2017 GMC Sierra pickup truck also struck the Nissan.
The GMC driver, an 18-year-old Oak View man, sustained minor injuries.
The GMC passenger, a 19-year-old Ojai man, sustained moderate injuries, The paramedics rushed him to Los Robles Regional Medical Center.
Moreover, the wrong-way driver sustained major injuries. Rescuers rushed him to Ventura County Medical Center.
Meanwhile, officers are still investigating this fatal crash. They said that all parties in the crash were wearing seat belts at that time.
Please call the CHP’s Ventura office at 805-662-2640 if you have further details about the wrong-way crash on 101 Freeway.
We at Sweet Lawyers extend our sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased. May the bereaved find peace and strength in this time of grief.
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