UPDATE 11:30 a.m. Wednesday: The California Highway Patrol has released more details about a freeway crash that occurred Tuesday morning in Paso Robles.
Emma M. Aramburo, 50, of Paso Robles was merging onto southbound Highway 101 about 10:20 a.m. when her pickup truck collided with an SUV driven by 60-year-old Jeff L. Buhler of San Luis Obispo, according to the CHP.
Aramburo, who was driving a 2000 Nissan Frontier, didn’t see Buhler's 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer as she changed lanes in one continuous movement, CHP officials said in a news release.
The left front of the Nissan Frontier hit the right front of the Trailblazer, causing the Frontier to spin counter-clockwise before crashing into an asphalt curb.
The Frontier continued up a dirt embankment where it hit a sign and overturned, coming to rest on its right side.
Original story: Rescuers pulled a 50-year-old woman from a vehicle after it crashed Tuesday morning on Highway 101 in Paso Robles, according to a news release from the city’s fire department.
At 10:21 a.m., Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services firefighters and paramedics responded to an incident on Highway 101 at Spring Street.
The rescue team arrived to find a vehicle on its side in the southbound lanes of Highway 101 with the woman trapped inside, officials said.
Her name and hometown were not disclosed.
Firefighters and paramedics quickly stabilized the vehicle and got the woman out of the car by using hydraulic power rescue tools and removing the roof of the vehicle in less than 10 minutes, authorities said.
San Luis Ambulance Service took the victim to Twin Cities Community Hospital with minor injuries. Cal Fire also assisted with therescue.
A California Highway Patrol spokeswoman said details on the crash would be released later Tuesday.