2 Women Seriously Hurt in Santa Barbara Crash at Chapala and Carrillo
SANTA BARBARA (May 25, 2018) – Two were seriously injured after a traffic collision in the area of Chapala and West Carrillo streets Thursday afternoon, according to Noozhawk.
The accident took place shortly before noon.
As per the article, Santa Barbara police said a 91-year-old woman was driving a sedan north on Chapala Street when she allegedly ran a red light at the intersection.
Car Crash at Chapala and West Carrillo Streets
The elderly driver then hit struck another sedan that was headed west on Carrillo Street at the time. The car that was struck spun, knocked over a traffic signal and ended on the sidewalk on the southwest corner of the intersection.
The 30-year-old woman driving the second vehicle extricated from the wreckage. She was taken by ground ambulance to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital with major injuries.
The 91-year-old motorist was also hospitalized with moderate injuries. The names and condition of both parties were not disclosed.
Meanwhile, the elderly woman told the officials that her vehicle had a mechanical failure of its braking system. However, witnesses claimed that she had run another red light prior to impact. The incident is still under investigation.
Santa Barbara County Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on the news report, the elderly driver is accused of running a red light and causing the collision. If the investigation proves that the motorist has been negligent and led to the injuries of an innocent party, the injured and proven not responsible for the crash may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
In such cases where negligence and wrongdoing may have been a factor, the victim may be entitled to a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim in a car accident and you believe another person it at fault, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group and speak with one of our experienced Santa Barbara County personal injury lawyers to help you. We will fight for your legal rights and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.
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