PACIFICA (CBS SF) — Highway 1 near Pacifica has reopened following a head-on collision late Thursday morning, the California Highway Patrol said.
A white SUV slammed into a garbage truck between Linda Mar Blvd. and the Tom Lantos Tunnels, closing both northbound and southbound lanes sometime around 11:30 a.m.READ MORE: Splash Brothers Curry, Thompson Lead Warriors Past Pistons, 102-86
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The circumstances surrounding the crash were not immediately available. The condition of the drivers was not known, but the CHP said the crash involved “major injury.”
An image of the wrecked SUV showed the entire front end crumpled and air bags deployed.
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SR-1 between Linda Mar Blvd & Tom Lantos tunnels is closed due to major injury head-on traffic collision. Both n/b & s/b lanes closed for extrication & removal of vehs. 90-120 mins ETO. Utilize SR-92 as alternate route for coast access. pic.twitter.com/8WWXicRUyS
— CHP San Francisco (@CHPSanFrancisco) October 21, 2021
The road was completely shut down for more than two hours, until Caltrans reopened the road to one-way traffic control shortly after 1:30 p.m. As of about 2:30 p.m., cleanup of the roadway by Caltrans crews was completed and both directions of Highway 1 were open.