Five-Car Pileup on Cabrillo Boulevard

No Serious Injuries, Just Totaled Vehicles

Following this morning’s catastrophic collision near San Marcos Pass and another collision on State and Anapamu streets, yet another occurred at 800 E. Cabrillo Blvd at 1:13 p.m., according to a press release issued by the Santa Barbara Police Department.

When a man driving in a Cadillac Escalade SUV dozed off at the wheel, his car drifted to the right, sideswiping a parked Mercedes Sedan and rear-ending a parked Jeep Cherokee, occupied by two men. And a chain of collisions ensued: The force of the crash caused the Jeep to rear-end the parked Volkswagen ahead, which then rear-ended a parked Honda mini-van. According to the report, the Jeep jack-knifed onto the sidewalk, and the Cadillac flipped upside down.

There were no fatalities. The driver and Jeep occupants are currently being treated at Cottage Hospital, but their injuries are reportedly not life-threatening. According to the report, the Cadillac, Jeep Cherokee, and Volkswagen are totaled and the Mercedes and Honda reportedly damaged.

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