3 Seriously Injured in Accident on Highway 154 Near Lake Cachuma
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY (August 30, 2018) – Three were hospitalized after a traffic collision Thursday afternoon along Highway 154 near Lake Cachuma, according to Noozhawk and KEYT News.
The accident was reported at around 1:38 p.m. The highway is also known as San Marcos Pass Road.
As per the reports, Santa Barbara County Fire Department said a car was stopped in the northbound lane of Highway 154 when it was struck by another vehicle which was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time.
The car that was initially stopped ultimately went off the roadway upon impact and flipped onto its roof.
Rollover Crash on Highway 154 Thursday
Firegfighters along with the paramedics responded to the scene and extricated the two occupants who were found trapped inside the overturned vehicle.
A total of three people were transported by ground ambulance to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment. One patient suffered major injuries while the other two sustained moderate injuries.
A fourth party declined medical aid and was then released. The names of the victims and their condition were not disclosed.
Meanwhile, authorities are still investigating the incident.
Santa Barbara County Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on the news report, a driver is accused of traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the incident which led to the injuries of several innocent people involved. Officials will continue to investigate and determine whether or not alcohol or drugs also played a role, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with the speeding car, and whether or not the motorist was distracted or reckless prior to impact. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by all the two vehicles, such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this crash, the injured and not held responsible for causing the collision will possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. The claim will include the compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in an auto accident and you believe another person is at fault, contact our experienced Santa Barbara County personal injury lawyer to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call for a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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