Newport Police say a blue SUV pulled out onto Highway 101 shortly after 7pm Thursday night, right into the path of a northbound sedan. The impact punched the SUV 45 degrees counter-clockwize, it coming to rest in the middle “suicide lane” facing south. Both the driver and a passenger of the northbound sedan were removed from their vehicle and were transported to PCH with what were believed to be moderate injuries.
Driver of the SUV did not appear to be injured.
Traffic was heavy on 101 at the time.