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Santa Maria man survives slamming into back of Caltrans vehicle

Posted at 7:07 PM, Jun 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 02:42:08-04

A Santa Maria man is lucky to be alive after slamming his pickup into the back of a parked Caltrans vehicle on Saturday.

According to CHP, the crash happened shortly after 10 a.m. northbound on San Luis Bay Drive.

(Courtesy: Jason Brock)

The driver veered off the road on to the shoulder, striking the parked Caltrans vehicle.

No one was in the Caltrans vehicle at the time of the crash. Meanwhile the driver suffered a laceration to the nose.

(Courtesy: Jason Brock)

It is unclear why the driver left the roadway, but in the report, CHP said, there was no indication of intoxication.

A reminder to slow down and move over when you can.