53-Year-Old Woman Hospitalized after Head-On Collision near Balcom Canyon Road

SOMIS, CA (April 29, 2022) – Friday, 53-year-old Sheila Piala was hospitalized following a head-on crash on State Route 118.

Responding officers found that a head-on accident at about 5:03 p.m., in the westbound lanes of State Route 118.

Medical personnel discovered one injured victim at the scene. Consequently, paramedics were able to transport 53-year-old Piala to a nearby hospital for further treatment of unspecified injuries.

It is unknown if the 21-year-old male driver who fell asleep at the wheel was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, an active investigation is currently underway.

Anyone with information regarding the accident on State Route 118 should contact Somis Police.

It is important to always focus on the road and be aware of your surroundings when driving. Anticipate what the other drivers might do, especially in crowded places, a parking lot, or a service road. By driving with caution and being aware of other unique risks while on the road, you can help prevent accidents.


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