Man injured after being ejected from SUV on Cuesta Grade

July 17, 2019

A man suffered major injuries after his Toyota SUV rolled over at the top of the Cuesta Grade Tuesday evening, according to Cal Fire. [Cal Coast Times]

At about 6:25 p.m., the driver was traveling northbound on Highway 101 when he suddenly made an erratic left turn and the SUV he was driving crossed into the path of a southbound car.The two vehicles collided and the SUV rolled over multiple times ejecting the driver onto the roadway.

Several witnesses stopped to help the driver. The driver was reportedly responsive.

At least one EMT provided first aid before the injured man was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. Investigators are not releasing the man’s name at this time.


Not wearing a seatbelt, seriously.

Shocked in MB

Unfortunately it is usually the result of “distracted driving” e.g. radio,text,phone. The first thing police check when investigating an accident is the cell phone records to see if there was texting or talking taking place. It is a relatively new, 10-15 years, phenomenon.


This must be one of those dangerous roads that we are plagued with on the Central Coast. It couldn’t possibly be the drivers fault. When will engineers start designing roads to accommodate those very special individuals in our community who need to drive faster than everyone else?


Not another dune accident.

Jorge Estrada

Another Cuesta Corridor Crash. Whose counting?


Don’t people know how to drive anymore?….why are so many people on a death run when they get behind the wheel?…don’t they value life?…