Major traffic collision in Carpinteria
CARPINTERIA— Eleven vehicles, including a truck leaking diesel, crashed Thursday on Highway 101, delaying traffic for several hours.
The collision began around 10:50 a.m. when one vehicle on the northbound side hit the divider, pushing the k-rails into the southbound lanes.
Three vehicles crashed on the northbound side, and eight crashed on the southbound side.
A truck leaked diesel from its tank onto both sides of Highway 101. Crews assisted with stopping the flow of diesel, Rob Rappaport, fire marshal and public information officer of Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District, told the News-Press.
There were five minor injuries, and all were treated by crews on-scene, said Mr. Rappaport, whose fire department responded to the collision.
The California Highway Patrol also responded and investigated the collision.
— Katherine Zehnder