Man and Woman Critically Injured in Lompoc Head-On Crash on Highway 1
LOMPOC (August 5, 2018) – Two were critically injured after a traffic collision along Highway 1 on Saturday, August 4, according to Noozhawk.
The accident involving two vehicles took place at about 7 a.m. south of Ocean Avenue
As per the article, Santa Barbara County Fire Department said for an unknown reason a pickup truck and a sedan collided head-on on Highway 1.
Firefighters along with the paramedics responded to the scene and found a man possibly in his 50s and a woman in her 30s trapped in each car involved as a result of the crash.
Car Crash on Highway 1 Near Ocean Avenue Saturday
The two were extricated from the wreckage with injuries considered as life-threatening. The woman was airlifted to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, while the man was transported by ground ambulance to Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria.
Their names and condition at this time were not immediately disclosed. Meanwhile, Highway 1 was forced to shut down in both directions following the wreck.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the incident.
Santa Barbara County Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, there are several questions that need to be resolved in order to determine the liability in the crash. Was the driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs a factor? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Who had the right of way? Did any of the drivers involved show recklessness or negligence at some point?
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this accident, the injured and not held responsible for causing the collision 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 believe another person is at fault, contact our experienced Santa Barbara County personal injury lawyer to help you. We at Johnson Attorneys Group will guide you every step of the way and fight aggressively for your legal rights. Give us a call for a free case consultation at 855-703-4186.