Juan Romero Jr., 47, Critically Injured in Lompoc Accident on Highway 1
LOMPOC (September 18, 2018) – A driver critically injured after a traffic collision along Highway 1 on Monday has been identified as Juan Romero Jr., according to Noozhawk and KEYT News.
The 47-year-old Santa Barbara man was a victim of a tragic accident which occurred shortly after 3:30 p.m., south of Jalama Road.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said Romero was driving a Ford van going south on Highway 1 when at the same time a Toyota 4Runner driven by 66-year-old Elaine Ventura was traveling north.
Elaine Ventura, 66, Killed in Lompoc Car Accident
Ventura for an unknown reason made an unsafe turning movement, causing her Toyota to veer into the southbound lane of the highway. The Lompoc woman then collided head on with the van.
CHP affirmed that Romero was airlifted to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital with major injuries, including as trauma to the arms, legs, and body.
Meanwhile, Ventura was pronounced dead at the scene and a dog found in her car also died upon impact.
Highway 1 was forced to shut down between Lompoc and Gaviota for about three hours and was reopened at around 7 p.m. The incident is still under investigation.
Santa Barbara County Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, there are several questions that need to be resolved in order to determine the cause of the crash. Was the driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs a factor? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Why did the driver of the Toyota 4Runner veer into oncoming traffic? Was that motorist reckless or negligent at some point?
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this collision, Mr. Juan Romero Jr. will possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. The claim will include the compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, property damage and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to speak with our experienced Santa Barbara County personal injury lawyer to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and bring our expertise to your case. Give Johnson Attorneys Group a call today at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.
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