A 29-year-old Arroyo Grande man was killed when he was hit by traffic on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo after being thrown from his disabled vehicle when it was hit by another car Thursday night.
The victim has not been identified, pending notification of family, the CHP said.
The accident occurred at about 9:40 p.m. on southbound Highway 101 near the Los Osos Valley Road offramp. According to the CHP, the Arroyo Grande man, who was driving a 2015 Honda Civic, had just been involved in another unrelated rear-end collision with a Chevy Tahoe. That accident disabled his Honda, which came to rest perpendicular to traffic and partially in the left lane of the freeway.
A woman driving a 2006 Toyota Matrix was unable to avoid the Honda Civic and hit the left rear of the vehicle, which caused the driver of the Civic to be thrown from the vehicle into the roadway, where he was hit by an unknown number of vehicles and killed, the CHP said.
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The Matrix then collided with a 2009 Toyota 4Runner, whose driver and two passengers had previously pulled over into the center divider to call 911 when they spotted the disabled Honda Civic. The driver of the Matrix and the three people in the Toyota 4Runner were unhurt, the CHP said.