Two Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on Highway 118 in Somis, CA
Ventura County, CA — May 9, 2023, two people sustained injuries due to a semi-truck accident that happened at around 5:30 p.m. on Highway 118.
According to initial details from the California Highway Patrol, the incident occurred in the Somis area near Mesa School Road.
The exact cause of the crash is unclear at this time. Details suggest that a 66-year-old Santa Barbara man was in a Lexus that had been going westbound along the highway. Somehow, the Lexus and an eastbound semi-truck crossed paths, resulting in a collision. This left the Lexus blocking travel lanes while the semi was off the side of the road.
Due to the collision, the Santa Barbara man had to be flown to a hospital for treatment. The semi driver was taken to a hospital with injuries described as minor. No charges or citations have been reported at this time, and authorities continue to investigate the factors surrounding the accident.