Two passenger vehicles struck a semi-truck early this morning in close proximity to the Green Bridge just south of Hopland temporarily closing Highway 101 and causing major injury.
The California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicates the collision was first reported around 1:37 a.m. when two vehicles reportedly struck the trailer of a semi-truck blocking the lanes of the Green Bridge.
The incident left two patients with major injuries and two other patients with moderate injuries.
Officials closed Highway 101 between 1:55 a.m. and 4:18 a.m. as they worked to extricate the involved and clear the roadway. At one point, one of the involved vehicles had to be pulled away from the Green Bridge by a tow truck to free the driver.