Pickup and SUV collide in Upper Ojai at Koenigstein and Ojai roads May 5

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A Toyota Tacoma truck rolled once after it and a Chevy SUV, pulling out from Koenigstein Road onto Ojai Road, collided on May 5. This photo is taken from the Koenigstein Road bridge.


A man was transported by ambulance to Santa Paula Hospital with a complaint of pain early Thursday, May 5, after his Toyota Tacoma and a Chevy SUV collided on Ojai Road at Koenigstein Road in Upper Ojai about 7 a.m.

According to California Highway Patrol Officer Victor Varela, based on driver statements, the SUV driver stopped at the base of Koenigstein Road and advanced into Ojai Road after looking both ways twice. To try to avoid striking the SUV, the truck driver, traveling on Ojai Road toward Ojai, veered left, Varela said.

The pickup and SUV made impact at the left front of the SUV and then the Toyota rolled once, Varela said. 

The airbags of the SUV deployed, Varela said, and the SUV driver had only a few scrapes.



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