A Cambria man apparently was in an accident about 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, as he was driving his 1991 Honda Accord on Highway 1 south of San Simeon Creek Road and “reached to his right for his cigarette lighter” according to a CHP official.
Derek Dove then “swerved to the right and went off the east side of the highway,” said Officer Patrick Seebart. “The car hit a fence post and overturned.”
Seebart said Dove was taken by ambulance to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center.
There, he was treated for scrapes on his forehead and chest (probably caused by his seat belt) and released.