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Highway 154 Car Accident Santa Ynez Valley Near Cold Spring Canyon Bridge

 Highway 154 Car Accident Santa Ynez Valley Near Cold Spring Canyon Bridge4 Injured in 2-Vehicle Crash on Highway 154

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, Calif. (Sept. 10, 2018) — Two vehicles collided late Sunday night on Highway 154, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Four people were hurt in the crash took place about 10:20 p.m. The accident was located near the vista point, just north of Cold Spring Canyon Bridge.

Tasneem Copeland, 21, of San Marcos was driving a Lexus sedan westbound when it veered to the right and struck a metal guardrail. The vehicle became disabled in the roadway and was struck by a Dodge pickup driven by Genaro Dolores, 42, of North Hollywood. The Dodge had been heading eastbound, and was unable to avoid the collision.

Joshua Clayton, 22, of San Marcos, who was a passenger in the Lexus, suffered major injuries and was trapped in the wreckage.

The two drivers and Rosa Valdez Barrios, 48, of Panorama City, who was a passenger in the Dodge, all suffered minor injuries. All four people were taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment.

Police closed down the roadway to investigate the cause of the crash.

Highway 154 Crash Investigation

The investigation into this collision is underway to determine fault.

We extend our prayers to all those hurt in hopes of a full recovery. 

There are many steps that should be taken following a collision to ensure your legal rights are protected, but this can vary depending on the circumstances. An injured person should seek out immediate and ongoing medical care until they are completely better.  If someone has died, a wrongful death claim may be pursued by surviving family members against those responsible and or their insurance companies.

Keep in mind that there are times when a government entity or an employer of an involved motorist that may share responsibility for an accident. All responsible parties can be identified during the investigation.

We hope you are able to get the help you need, but if you would like legal assistance, please call us at 855-703-4186 to request a free consultation.

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