[09-12-2023] Santa Barbara County, CA – Multi-Vehicle Crash on Highway 101 Leaves Six Injured, One Seriously

[09-12-2023] Multi-Vehicle Crash on Highway 101 Leaves Six Injured, One SeriouslySix individuals sustained injuries, with one person in serious condition, after a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 101 in Santa Barbara on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.

According to the Santa Barbara City Fire Department, the incident occurred in the southbound lanes, south of the Carrillo Street offramp.

The collision involved three vehicles, and other vehicles sustained damage due to debris in the roadway. Following the incident, extrication efforts were necessary to rescue the occupants trapped in two vehicles.

All six injured individuals were subsequently transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital with the assistance of three AMR ambulances. Specific details regarding their identities and medical conditions were not provided immediately.

The investigation into the collision is ongoing.

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Eight Important Things to Remember After Car Accident

After a car accident, it is crucial to understand what actions to take. You can protect your physical well-being and legal rights by prioritizing safety, reporting the incident, and seeking medical treatment.

After a car accident, here are some steps you should take:

  1. Stay calm and prioritize safety above all else.
  2. Move to a secure location and wait for the arrival of law enforcement authorities.
  3. Dial 911 to report the collision and exchange contact and insurance information with all parties involved.
  4. Refrain from admitting fault, even when speaking to the police or other individuals involved.
  5. Seek immediate medical attention for injuries sustained and promptly inform your insurance company about the accident.
  6. Consult a lawyer before accepting settlement offers or providing recorded statements while engaging with insurance adjusters.
  7. Create a comprehensive file and gather all relevant paperwork related to the incident, such as accident reports, medical records, and insurance documents.
  8. Seek professional legal counsel from reputable California car accident lawyers who can guide you through the legal process and protect your rights during this challenging time.

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Car Accident Statistics

Recent data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals 42,795 recorded fatalities resulting from vehicle accidents in 2022. This represents a slight decline of 0.3% compared to the 42,939 deaths reported in 2021.

The fatality rate, 1.37 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles in 2021, decreased to 1.35 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles in 2022. It’s important to note that there was an approximately 1% increase in Americans’ engagement in driving activities in 2022 compared to the peak pandemic year.

Furthermore, there is an expectation that the number of fatalities in the final quarter of 2022 will decrease. This marks the third consecutive quarterly reduction in fatalities, continuing a trend after seven consecutive quarterly increases starting in the third quarter of 2020.

Regarding specific states, California reported an estimated 4,407 fatalities in 2022, indicating a 2.8% increase compared to the 4,285 fatalities recorded in the previous year.

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