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CHP patrol car crash snarls 101 Freeway traffic near Carpinteria

October 25, 2012 |  7:36 pm

General area where CHP patrol car was involved in an accident on the 101 Freway.
Two vehicle accidents, including one involving a California Highway Patrol vehicle, brought rush-hour traffic to a standstill Thursday evening on the southbound 101 Freeway near Carpinteria.

The CHP officer was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, the agency said. His patrol car was involved in the accident with one other vehicle about 6 p.m. near Solimar Beach in Ventura County.

Three lanes of the busy freeway were shut down just as rush hour was underway. Before the CHP accident, another crash involving a big rig was reported in the same area, officials said. 

No other injuries were reported. It was unclear how long the lanes would be closed.

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Map shows general area where the accidents were reported. Credit: Google Maps
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