2 People, 1 Dog Injured in Santa Maria Head-On Crash Monday
SANTA MARIA (December 18, 2018) – Two people and a dog were hospitalized after a traffic collision Monday morning along Highway 166, also known as Cuyama Highway, according to KSBY News.
The accident occurred shortly before 6:40 a.m., about 10 miles east of Highway 101.
As per the article, Santa Barbara County Fire Department said for an unknown reason a total of four vehicles collided on Highway 166 near Twitchell Dam Road.
Two cars reportedly crashed head-on while two others became involved in the process.
Santa Maria Car Accident on Highway 166, Dec 17
Firefighters responded to the scene and attended to two drivers who were confirmed to have been hurt after the wreck. Both were transported to the hospital to be treated for minor to moderate injuries.
The other two motorists were reportedly okay. A dog riding in one of the vehicles involved was also injured and was taken to a vet hospital for further aid.
The names and condition of the wounded parties were not immediately available. Meanwhile, both lanes of Highway 166 were forced to shut down following the incident but were reopened as of 8:25 a.m.
Authorities are still investigating what exactly caused the multi-car crash.
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A forensic examination of all four vehicles, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the cause of the crash. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the cars , and whether or not one of the drivers was distracted or did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the result and findings of the investigation, the injured and held not liable for the collision may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact our experienced Santa Barbara County personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.