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Semi-Truck Accident
updated: Nov 08, 2012, 9:42 AM

A semi-truck has reportedly hit a tow-truck driver on Hwy 101 near the Gaviota Rest Stop area at the S curve. Fire and medics are responding per the CHP website.

A car crash is under investigation tonight after a tow truck driver was hit while at the scene of a rollover crash. (11/09/12)
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 COMMENT 340554 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-08 10:01 AM

Oh no! I hope the tow truck driver is going to be ok.

 

 COMMENT 340570P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-08 10:39 AM

Agreed 554.

 

 COMMENT 340572 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-08 10:42 AM

oh no!

A friend of mine was hit while walk today, different town, drivers pay attention.

 

 COMMENT 340629 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-08 01:08 PM

This makes me so angry - so many people in my industry have been hurt or killed this year alone. There is a Move Over law in force for this entire state and it is so rarely enforced in this area. If you see a tow truck, a work crew or law enforcement on the side of the road - move over a lane. If you cannot do that....slow down and pass as far away from them as you can. It only takes a second. I have been to 4 funerals this year for fellow drivers - all young men with families. It is so wrong. I hope this man will be okay. We all need to stay safe out there. And please please enforce the Move Over law.

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-08 01:17 PM

It said driver on the CHP Website and that fire was with him..It didn't say anything about him being in a truck.

 

 COMMENT 340666 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-08 02:03 PM

Roger, do you know what tow truck company?

 

 COMMENT 340748P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-08 05:39 PM

We drove past it around 1:30pm. We saw Olieveras towing

 

 COMMENT 340773P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-08 07:12 PM

story is up on Keyt

 

 COMMENT 340791 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-08 07:55 PM

How do you side swipe a fire truck, then hit a person and "not realize it"?

 

 COMMENT 340839P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 06:19 AM

There are too many large semi trucks parking along the 101 in the Gaviota/Lompoc Hwy 1 exit areas. They seem to pull over at any area that is open enough to accommodate their large hauls. And then they leave all their trash behind. Not to mention urine containers, etc. Gross. They are no longer allowed to pull over in that one area north of Refugio because of all the trash. And they are no longer allowed to pull over at the top of Nojouji (sp?) Grade because of trash/dangers. CHP should not allow truckers to pull over anywhere they feel like. I understand truckers need to nap/sleep but there are plenty of appropriate places to do this. Try motels.

 

 COMMENT 340857P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 06:56 AM

839P So truckers "pull over at any area that is open enough to accommodate their large hauls." Isn't that the point? Seems like they don't have too many options on that stretch. And are they supposed to pay for a motel just to use the john? I go over the Nojoqui grade quite a lot and have never noticed piles of trash, though it's certainly dangerous.Maybe you're painting all truckers with the same brush? And let's face it, some car drivers aren't that careful with trash either.

 

 COMMENT 340896 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 08:10 AM

Move Over Law. Learn it.

 

 COMMENT 340908 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 08:38 AM

839 let me guess, you drive a prius and have a government job.

 

 COMMENT 340919 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 09:06 AM

857, actually the area at Nojoqui summit had signs saying litter would cause the closure of the area. They were up for a long time. Then the area was blocked off and the signs replaced with ones saying litter caused the closure.

I don't want tired truckers staying on the road, but people need to police themselves. It's pretty easy to know if you just tossed something out or kept it in your vehicle to throw out at the next stop.

 

 COMMENT 340965 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 10:28 AM

Roger! I used to live there in Nojoqui Falls. I had to turn into that pullout on top of the grade. I would see gallon piss jugs,tires and trash thrown as rude as can be. But if it was designated a truck stop rest area. Why was there NEVER A COUNTY/CITY TRASH CONTAINER? Interesting. I used to drive a truck semi that is. Time time time. You drive till you nearly pass out. No motels for miles. Feel me? By the way, move over law? These morons around here drive 55 in the fast lane. Uneducated, eating,texting,makeup,music. NO responsibilty you SB drivers. The majority are uneducated. Thanks!

 

 COMMENT 340973 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 10:34 AM

Tow truck drivers risk their lives and should be thanked for what they do all hours of the day and night.

 

 COMMENT 341012P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 11:55 AM

http://www.noozhawk.com/article/santa_barbara_news_tow_driver_seriously_hurt_while_clearing_hwy._101_wreck/


wow, truck hit a fire truck first.

 

 COMMENT 341082P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 02:30 PM

340973 I agree completely

Wishing the tow truck driver a speedy recovery

 

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