Multiple news agencies covering recall announcements have revealed that a collision was reported last Tuesday afternoon and according to the California Highway Patrol, the accident is now under investigation.
The official accident memo issued by the troopers who responded to the scene has revealed that a Toyota Camry was traveling on the southbound lanes of the Highway 101 when it suddenly veered off the southbound lanes after the driver lost grip of the wheel and crashed into an oncoming Nissan SUV. According to the official California Highway Patrol spokesperson, the Nissan SUV was forced off the roadway and continued driving down a slope beneath the railroad underpass just south of the Freitas Parkway exit.
According to the authorities, the Toyota driver allowed its vehicle to drive off its lane after a second vehicle almost hit him while attempting to change lanes. Firefighters rescued the Nissan driver who sustained minor injuries as a result of the accident.
The two right lanes of the road were closed after the crash and two tow trucks removed the wrecked vehicles from the scene of the accident. It’s now yet known if the Toyota driver was injured in any way. At this moment, the California Highway Patrol is looking into this case and should have more details soon.
Hopefully, the Nissan driver is being able to recover quickly from the wounds she sustained as a result of this crash. I’ve seen similar collisions in the past and I know that other drivers are not as lucky. I’m glad that no fatalities were reported. I also urge you to never engage in a reckless behavior while behind the wheel.
If you are attempting to perform a lane change, make sure it’s absolutely safe to do so before driving into the next lane. Drive safely and keep others safe by understanding the importance of being aware of the traffic surrounding you.