The crash happened in northbound lanes at about 1:45 a.m. The trucks were carrying gravel which spilled onto the roadway. Lanes were closed for hours but have since reopened.
Authorities say a 25-year-old driver has been arrested for DUI. Authorities say he hit the center divider while driving northbound and then abandoned the vehicle. The work trucks then slammed into his vehicle.
The CHP reports only minor injuries in the crash.
#BREAKING CHP confirms the driver of the red car was arrested for DUI. We’re told he hit the center divide while driving NB, got out of his car, and that’s when it was struck by the two work trucks. He’s lucky to be alive. Update on @abc7newsbayarea pic.twitter.com/q4Ljo8VgSe— Julian Glover (@JulianGABC7) December 12, 2019
#BREAKING Both NB 101 and SB 101 in Mountain View past San Antonio Rd is shutdown due to a crash involving multiple cars.— Jobina Fortson (@JobinaFortson) December 12, 2019
ALT. ROUTE: Exit San Antonio, turn right to San Antonio then make a U-turn at Bayshore to get back to NB 101. https://t.co/h3yYcSt50f pic.twitter.com/6k2rPi45wQ
#BREAKING NB + SB lanes of the 101 are shutdown this morning after a nasty crash involving 2 work trucks and a Zipcar. One of the trucks spilled gravel everywhere. Waiting on update on when this will all be cleared. More on @abc7newsbayarea pic.twitter.com/IXX6qTnVl3— Julian Glover (@JulianGABC7) December 12, 2019
Last of the work trucks being removed from NB lanes of 101 near Mountain View pic.twitter.com/hx0GYX9hJc— Julian Glover (@JulianGABC7) December 12, 2019