October 23, 2009–Another Highway 46 fatality occurred Friday which took the lives of a baby and 3 adults. A blue Chevy Cavalier was passing 2 big rigs when it ran out of room and swerved to the shoulder just as a Toyota Prius also headed for the dirt. A major head-on collision resulted.
10 years ago a Toyota Lexus hydroplaned in the rain on Highway 46 and veered into oncoming traffic. 6 deaths and other major injuries resulted. The driver of the Lexus had been heading to the family cabin in Cambria and that particular stretch of roadway was slanted such that water pooled and thereby contributed to the accident. The law firm of Nelson & Rozier was able to establish that Cal Trans knew of the roadway defect and cause them to contribute to settlement. This came only after extensive records were produced by Cal Trans at their regional construction offices in San Luis Obispo. If you would like us to investigate this accident please call Attorney John Rozier at 559-713-0159.