Man Ejected Following San Luis Obispo Crash
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (July 17, 2019)– A driver involved in a Highway 101 Rollover Accident near Cuesta Grade suffered injuries Tuesday night.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident happened around 6:25 p.m.
Per witnesses, a black Toyota 4-Runner driver suddenly made a sudden left turn after traveling north. However, as he turned, his SUV collided with a southbound vehicle, causing his 4Runner to overturn several times and eject him.
As a result of the accident, the Toyota came to a stop on the far-right lane of the southbound side, while crews found him outside of the vehicle.
At least one EMT and multiple witnesses stopped to assist the driver, who reportedly sustained major injuries. The victim, whose identity has yet to released, sought treatment at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center.
As of now, reports haven’t included any information regarding the other driver.
The surrounding area was closed off for a brief time while crews worked to clear the wreckage. However, the roadway has since reopened.
Road accidents happen every day and if we want to avoid the dangers of being involved in one, we should remember to exercise safe driving practices. Travel at a controlled speed limit, tackle turns and lane changes with ease and adhere to traffic lights and road signs. Reckless driving happens when we’re distracted, unaware or irresponsible.
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