Fatal Car Accident on Highway 1 Monday Afternoon
LOMPOC (September 24, 2018)- According to the KEYT News, a deadly 2-car collision took place this afternoon on Highway 1 near Jalama Road.
California Highway Patrol officials responded to the crash which occurred at 2:30 p.m. between a gray sedan and a white pickup truck.
At this time, no details have been provided in regards to what exactly transpired leading up to the collision.
1 Dead, At Least 1 Hospitalized
KEYT News confirmed that one person suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced at the scene while at least one other motorist was moderate to seriously injured before being transported to a local area hospital.
Authorities have plans of closing off both directions of Highway 1 for the next several hours while they investigate and compile evidence to determine what happened and why.
According to the article, today’s collision marks the third fatal crash within the last two weeks that has taken place on this particular stretch of Highway 1.
No additional information has been provided as this story will be updated pending the disclosure of new details.
*The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their family and friends during such difficult times.
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A forensic examination of both the gray sedan and the white pickup truck, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, and whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by each vehicle such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, victims involved in an accident and not found liable are entitled to a wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit against the driver responsible pending the results of the investigation. Families of wrongful death victims, as well as injured motorists, may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills and pain and suffering.
If you or a family member is looking for legal counsel following a traffic accident, contact our law firm today for guidance at 855-703-4186.
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