Passenger Injured, Benjamin Lizama Killed in Santa Paula Accident on Balcom Canyon Road
SANTA PAULA (January 2, 2018) – On December 29, one person was killed and another was injured in a traffic collision on Balcom Canyon Road, according to Ventura County Star.
The fatality was identified as 26-year-old Benjamin Lizama.
Investigators learned that Lizama was driving shortly before 4:30 p.m. Friday on Balcom Canyon Road when for an unknown reason his truck swerved off the road and into the bottom of a canyon.
Medical teams arrived at the crash site, between South Mountain and Bradley roads, and found Lizama inside the car. He was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene.
Furthermore, authorities mentioned that a passenger was injured in the crash. The injured party was apparently transported to a hospital in Los Robles for treatment of unspecified injuries.
Meanwhile, the crash reportedly sparked a small brush fire in the area. The fire was apparently contained by local firefighters at a quarter-acre in size just before 5 p.m.
Investigators handling the case are still determining the exact cause of the collision.
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According to this news report, it is still unclear what precisely caused the fatal collision. Authorities are still working on answering several questions—was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs a factor? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Was the driver involved negligent in any other way? At this time, officials are looking into these and several other factors in order to determine liabilities in the collision.
If you, or your loved one, have been involved in a traffic accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group with offices located all throughout the state. Call us today at 800-235-6801 and speak with our experienced lawyers for a free case evaluation.
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