A single-car collision at the intersection of Higuera Street and Madonna Road hospitalized two people Monday night, including a former chef at Vista Grande café.
According to the San Luis Obispo Police department, the former Campus Dining employee Christian Green was riding in a car that crashed into a wall at the Pacific Coast Center at the end of Madonna Road. The driver, Michael Jones, 22, and Green were transported to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center after the accident.
Green was listed in critical condition — meaning his vital signs were abnormal — and Jones was in serious condition Tuesday, according to hospital spokesperson Ron Yukleson.
A police report stated the sedan Jones was driving sustained “major body damage” during the accident. According to the report, the collision damaged six feet of wall at the Pacific Coast Center.
Green, 20, worked as a prep cook at the on-campus restaurant, but he left the job earlier this month, Vista Grande manager Margi Braden said. Braden described Green as a “really outgoing, really friendly guy.”
“I saw that picture of the car and was just shocked,” Braden said.
As of press time, San Luis Obispo police are investigating the cause of the accident. The report said alcohol was not a factor in the collision.
Sean McMinn contributed to this article.