SANTA MARIA, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2017) — Alejandro M. Santiago, 19, of Santa Maria, Denise L. Courtis, 54, of Bakersfield, and Robert L. Swarens, 61, of Citrus Heights were killed in a head-on collision was reported Sunday afternoon on State Route Highway 166 at Bell Drive near New Cuyama, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash took place about 4:17 p.m. between two SUVs. The teenager was alone and driving a Ford Escape westbound on Highway 166. He reportedly veered across double yellow lines into oncoming traffic and hit the Ford Explorer SUV occupied by the man and woman.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office responded with CHP officers to the scene.
Those of us at Johnson Attorneys Group offer our condolences to the families of those who died in this horrible crash.
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Police will continue to investigate this collision and piece together what happened.
However, regardless of who is deemed to be at fault, the insurance companies will often make it difficult for a family to obtain fair compensation for all their losses. An experienced personal injury attorney can fight to ensure you are treated fairly. Additionally, there may be multiple parties responsible for a collision including a vehicle manufacturer. An automobile is supposed to withstand a certain amount of impact in order to protect its occupants. The front ends of these two SUVs were demolished in this collision. A qualified attorney can investigate whether the vehicles were safe as well as whether faulty airbags were a factor.
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