5 people injured in Highway 1 crash; five other crashes cause delays around SLO County

Five people reportedly were transported to a local hospital following a crash on Highway 1 in northern Santa Barbara County on Wednesday morning, according to emergency dispatch reports.

Crews from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department and California Highway Patrol responded to the scene near the intersection of Highway 1 and Santa Lucia Canyon Road at 7:20 a.m.

Two vehicles, reportedly a red PT Cruiser and a red SUV, were involved in the incident.

Five people were transported for treatment with most going to Lompoc Valley Medical Center and one possibly taken to Marian Regional Medical Center, according to dispatch reports.

Additional details were not immediately available.

And car crashes abounded throughout San Luis Obispo County on Monday morning. Here’s a list of this morning’s crashes:

▪  Northbound Highway 101 between El Campo Road and Laetitia Vineyard & Winery: 3-car crash occurred just before 8 a.m. The crash reportedly only caused minor injuries, according to the CHP dispatch log, but commuters should expect delays for “a while,” Caltrans said. By 10:30 a.m., the crash had been cleared from the dispatch log.

▪  Highway 1 and Kansas Avenue: One car went off the road about 8:40 a.m., according to the CHP. No one was hurt, but a tow truck was called. The crash was cleared from the dispatch log by 10:30 a.m.

▪  Southbound Highway 101 just north of the Tefft Street offramp: There were two collisions in this area that happened about 9 a.m., according to the CHP dispatch log. One car crashed on the righthand side of the road, and there was two-vehicle crash into the center divider, according to the CHP. Minor injuries were reported in the single car crash and tow trucks were called for all vehicles. By 11 a.m., the crashes had been cleared from the dispatch log.

▪  Northbound Highway 101 just south of the Price Street off-ramp: According to the CHP log, three sedans crashed into each other just before 9:30 a.m. No one was injured, and the vehicles were all moved to the righthand side of the freeway just before 10 a.m. A tow truck has been called.

Noozhawk North County editor Janene Scully can be reached at jscully@noozhawk.com.

Gabby Ferreira: 805-781-7858, @Its_GabbyF