Tuesday, December 5, 2023

[UPDATE: Northbound Significantly Impacted] Highway 101 Traffic Collision Results in Three Vehicles Off the Roadway


Scanner traffic and the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicate personnel are responding to a three-vehicle collision on Highway 101. One vehicle is reportedly on fire, one subject is reportedly uncooperative, one patient has minor injuries, debris is in the roadway.

The collision occurred on the northbound side of Highway 101 just south of the Lake Mendocino Drive exit.

A blue sedan associated with the incident was reported as driving recklessly before the collision.

UPDATE 2:17 p.m.: The CHP Traffic Incident Information page indicates the scene is getting cleaned up. The party that was refusing to exit the vehicle was coaxed out and detained.

One of the vehicles involved was a Dodge pickup and it reportedly got caught on a tree and a fence. Tow trucks are being dispatched to remove the involved vehicles.

[A screenshot of the Caltrans Quickmap]

The Caltrans Quickmap indicates northbound traffic is significantly congested as a result of the collision.

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The following images were provided by Anthony Baroza:

Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.

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