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Overturned Cement Truck Injures Lompoc Man on Hwy 101 in Buellton

Buellton, CA – According to KEYT, a Lompoc man was injured when the cement truck he was driving overturned on Highway 101 due to a solo-vehicle rollover collision. The initial call to Buellton California Highway Patrol (CHP) came in at 9:14 AM on Wednesday morning, April 10, 2024. The driver, a 77-year-old man, sustained major injuries after losing control of the vehicle.

Emergency responders from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department acted swiftly to rescue the trapped Lompoc resident from the vehicle following the crash. The driver was subsequently airlifted to Marian Medical Center at 10:30 AM for urgent medical attention.

The incident prompted a thorough investigation by authorities, with ongoing efforts by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department to determine the cause of the crash. The CHP stated that drugs or alcohol are not believed to have contributed to the crash. Investigations into the incident’s cause are still underway.

Liability in Solo-Vehicle Collisions

In some circumstances, investigations can reveal that some portion of the liability for a solo-vehicle collision might fall upon other drivers in the vicinity of the accident or even unsafe roadway structures. Working through the particulars of liability to help victims and their families find proper compensation is one of the many services a personal injury attorney can provide.

Once liability has been established, a personal injury attorney can also negotiate on behalf of the victim with insurance companies, who will always seek to minimize the payout for any claim they cannot deny.

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