Multi Vehicle Pile Up Near Gaviota
Traffic on Highway 101 is at a standstill after a multi-vehicle collision in the southbound lanes near the Gaviota rest stop.
At 7:12 a.m., Santa Barbara County firefighters responded with California Highway Patrol (CHP) and an ambulance to the area of Highway 101 southbound near the Gaviota rest stop. They discovered three separate vehicle collisions with possibly six total vehicles involved within a 1/2 mile of one another.
The original collision involved one vehicle and the others stacked up behind that one, approximately one mile south of Highway 1, said Captain Dave Zaniboni.
There was a total of three patients with minor injuries, two refused treatment and one, a female in her 60's, was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
CHP closed the roadway for a while but one lane is now open as they investigate the cause of these incidents.
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Accident on Highway 101 southbound near the Nojoqui Grade, fire trucks are just arriving but traffic is at a standstill.