George Pitman Hospitalized after Hit-and-Run on Highway 46 East [San Luis Obispo, CA]

George Pitman Hospitalized after Hit-and-Run on Highway 46 East [San Luis Obispo, CA]

George Pitman Hospitalized after Hit-and-Run on Highway 46 East [San Luis Obispo, CA]
George Pitman Hospitalized after Hit-and-Run on Highway 46 East [San Luis Obispo, CA]

33-Year-Old Bolinas Man Injured in Truck Vs Cargo Van Crash on Highway 46

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (December 5, 2023) – Friday morning, a hit-and-run collision on Highway 46 East sent George Pitman to a hospital for serious injuries. 

The crash occurred around 5:10 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of the highway near the Shandon Rest area. 

According to CHP, an eastbound 2018 Nissan 2500NV transit van collided with a tractor-trailer pulling out of the area. 

Reports said the truck driver did not stop and continued traveling westbound on Highway 46. 

Responding medical personnel airlifted the Nissan driver to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in critical condition. The van driver was later identified as 33-year-old George Pitman of Bolinas. 

Additionally, a portion of the highway was temporarily shut down to allow for cleanup and preliminary duties.

At this time, officials are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to contact the San Luis Obispo CHP at 805-593-3333.

Thousands of people are injured each year due to reckless driving. If you’re behind the wheel, pay full attention to the road and your surroundings. Do not engage in any non-driving activity which creates a potential distraction. You can help prevent an accident by abiding by all traffic laws and observing safety precautions.


If you or a family member has suffered injuries in a hit-and-run crash, then reach out to Sweet James as soon as possible. Let us help you protect your legal rights and pursue compensation. Our seasoned personal injury attorneys will fight by your side and get what you rightfully deserve. Moreover, call us today at 1-800-900-0000 to speak with an expert legal professional free of charge.


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