Three people were injured in a three-vehicle accident in Santa Ynez on Tuesday, May 17.
According to preliminary information, the crash occurred around 3:00 p.m. on Highway 154 near Edison Street.
According to officials, one person suffered major injuries in the collision, while two others sustained minor to moderate injuries.
One patient was flown to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment by emergency crews.
Other injured victims were evaluated by an American Medical Response ambulance.
There are no other details available.
The crash remains under investigation.
Multi-Vehicle Crash Statistics
A collision involving three or more vehicles is referred to as a multi-vehicle collision. High-speed routes like freeways are frequent locations for these collisions, which are among the deadliest on the road.
More than 13,000 people lost their lives in collisions involving multiple passenger vehicles, according to a study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Head-on collisions cause over 40% of all car accidents.
The most common cause of multiple-vehicle collisions is a driver’s lack of concentration or attention to detail. Driving while intoxicated, inattentive driving, and speeding, or reckless driving can all lead to multiple-vehicle collisions.
Multiple vehicles are more likely to collide in high-speed accidents, causing one or more vehicles to veer out of control.
Avoiding multi-vehicle collisions is as simple as not tailgating, paying attention to the road, and setting your speed appropriately.
Santa Barbara County Car Accident Lawyers
Bringing a case to court is much simpler if there are only two parties at fault in a two-car accident. However, if more than one vehicle is involved in a collision, the situation can become more difficult.
More vehicles make it more difficult to determine who was responsible for a multi-vehicle accident. If two or more cars collided, it’s possible that many people would have been hurt.
A multi-vehicle collision is notoriously difficult to determine fault in, so relying on an insurance company to do so may be a mistake. There is no guarantee that insurance companies will pay out on your claim because profit is more important to them than your health.
Our Santa Barbara County car accident lawyers at Arash Law will actively defend the rights and interests of their clients in car accidents while also bringing the responsible party to justice.
There are many common causes, defendants, and strategies for recovering compensation for injury victims that the attorneys at Arash Law are familiar with. Please call us at (888) 488-1391 for a free case evaluation with one of our knowledgeable lawyers.