[UPDATE 7:27 p.m.] Multi Vehicle Traffic Collision Blocks Southbound 101
A multi vehicle traffic collision has blocked both southbound lanes of Hwy 101 near Metropolitan Road as of about 6:45 p.m. According to the Incident Commander at the scene there are four patients but all of them are able to walk. An ambulance is on scene.
An early warning is being placed on the north side of the Van Duzen Bridge.
UPDATE 7:04 p.m.: Traffic is beginning to back up.
UPDATE 7:08 p.m.: One lane of southbound traffic has been opened.
UPDATE 7:15 p.m.: According to scanner traffic, the first patient is refusing transport but has some pain. That person’s vehicle was rearended by another vehicle. Second patient also refusing transport was in the vehicle that hit the first. It was hydroplaning and the driver was unable to stop. A third and fourth patient are also refusing treatment. Their car spun out while attempting to avoid the accident and slammed into a stopped vehicle.
UPDATE 7:27 p.m.: The road is again closed as tow trucks remove the vehicles.