Man Dies in Collision on Highway 101 

Two vehicles collided in Santa Maria last Monday morning, leaving one person dead.

The accident took place at 9:43 a.m. on Highway 101. 

Per reports, Michael James Lewis, 68, was driving a Honda CRV north at the same time a Nissan 350z was traveling north. 

One of the drivers made an unsafe lane change, causing a collision on May 9th. 

Lewis’s vehicle overturned as a result and he had to be extricated from the car by paramedics. 

They transported him to Marian Regional Medical Center where he sadly succumbed to his injuries. 

No injuries were reported from the other driver. 

An active investigation is underway.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Michael James Lewis.

In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019. 

In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107.

Always make sure to wear a seatbelt, obey traffic laws, and avoid distractions while driving.

If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident. 

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