Man Critically Injured in Lompoc Locksmith Van Crash on Highway 1 Monday
LOMPOC (September 17, 2018) – A fatal traffic collision occurred in the area of Highway 1 and San Julian Ranch on Monday afternoon, according to Noozhawk and KEYT News.
The accident was reported shortly after 3:30 p.m., a few miles south of Jalama Road.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said a Santa Barbara Locksmiths van was going south on Highway 1 when at the same time a Toyota 4Runner was headed north.
For an unknown reason, the woman driving the Toyota then swerved into oncoming traffic and struck the locksmith van head-on.
Woman and Dog Killed in Car Accident on Highway 1
Santa Barbara County and Lompoc firefighters along with the paramedics responded and pronounced the female motorist and a small dog dead at the scene. The name of the deceased woman has not been yet released.
Meanwhile, the male operator of the van was airlifted to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital with critical injuries. His identity and condition at this time remained unknown.
Highway 1 was forced to shut down 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, the man driving the locksmith van 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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