1 Killed, 2 Injured in Lompoc Car Accident on Highway 1
Lompoc, California (February 15, 2020) – One person was killed and two others were injured in a two-vehicle accident on Friday evening in Lompoc, according to authorities.
The crash happened at about 6:22 p.m. Friday, February 14 on Highway 1, just south of Santa Rosa Road.
For unknown reasons, two vehicles collided head-on on Highway 1, authorities said. The cars involved were described as a yellow Mazda Miata and a maroon sedan.
Emergency crews responded to the scene and extricated parties who were trapped in their vehicles.
One person was pronounced dead at the scene. The second person sustained critical injuries and was airlifted to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
The third patient was taken by ground ambulance to the hospital with moderate injuries.
The northbound lanes Highway 1 at Jalama Road and the southbound lanes at State Route 246 were closed following the accident.
More details about the crash were not immediately available.
An investigation is underway.
According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary so as clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice. Car accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.