Lompoc, California – In a tragic incident on Wednesday evening, a 23-year old man lost their life in a head-on motorcycle collision with a Tesla vehicle on Highway 1, located south of Lompoc, California.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the victim, identified as Joseph Cruz from Lompoc, was riding his Yamaha YZF-R1 motorcycle in the southbound lane of the highway, just south of Highway 246, at 5:43 p.m.
Tragically, he failed to estimate a curve in the road and crossed into the oncoming traffic lane, resulting in a collision with the front of a Tesla driven by a 38-year-old woman, also from Lompoc. Regrettably, Joseph Cruz lost his life at the scene, while the woman suffered minor injuries, as confirmed by the CHP.
The CHP’s Buellton office has taken charge of the investigation into this devastating accident. They are urging anyone with information to contact Officer Hall at (805) 688-5551.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the victim’s family and friends during this difficult time. If you or a loved one ever face a tragic motorcycle accident in California, remember that support is readily accessible.
Motorcyclist Attorney is here to provide the support you and your family need during such trying times. Contact us for free consultation.