Injuries Sustained in Goleta Accident on Highway 101 near El Capitan State Beach Road
GOLETA, CA (February 22, 2021) — At least one person suffered injuries in a crash on Highway 101 near El Capitan State Beach Road in Goleta Friday morning.
The California Highway Patrol reported that there were at least three vehicles involved in the incident.
As per preliminary reports, a silver compact car ended up facing the wrong way in the No. 1 lane after it crashed at about 3:45 a.m. A person then got out of the car and was almost hit by a vehicle. Subsequently, two other vehicles collided into the silver compact car.
Officials confirmed that minor injuries were sustained in the crash. However, there was no word on whether the injured party/parties required hospitalization.
Meantime, southbound Highway 101 remained closed while crews worked to clear the roadway from the damaged vehicles and debris. All lanes reopened following the cleanup and emergency response.
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