5 Injured in 2-Car Accident Wednesday Morning
SANTA MARIA (June 6, 2018)– According to Noozhawk, five people were injured following a two-car crash Wednesday morning at the intersection of Battles Road and Shepard Drive.
Santa Maria police officials were dispatched to the crash just after midnight involving two undisclosed vehicles.
Details in regards to the cause of the wreck remain unclear at this time as the impact sent one of the vehicles into an open field adjacent to the intersection.
1 Person Flown to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital; Others Taken to Marian Regional
Following the crash, one person was confirmed to have been critically injured and flown via medical helicopter to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. That victim remains unidentified at this time.
Meanwhile, four other involved parties incurred injuries described as moderate. At least two of those injured victims were taken by ambulance to Marian Regional Medical Center.
Authorities shut down the intersection for at least two hours after the crash while they proceeded on with their investigation.
No additional information has been provided at this time as this story will be updated once more details are released.
Santa Maria and Santa Barbara Auto Accident Injury Lawyer
A thorough investigation will ensue for this incident, however, as photos that were taken of the scene and compiled evidence will help investigators determine the ultimate cause of the collision. Police officials will examine all potential factors including speed, the possible involvement of alcohol or drugs, or whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the vehicle. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, those who suffered injuries following a collision may be entitled file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver responsible for this collision. Those not found liable may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, and lost future income.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of an auto collision, contact our Santa Maria and Santa Barbara car accident injury law firm today and allow us to provide you with the advice and guidance necessary to get your life back on track. Call us today at 855-703-4186.
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