One unidentified person was injured after a two-vehicle crash involving an oil tanker truck in Santa Maria on Monday, October 11.
The accident happened at the intersection nearly 4 miles east of Santa Maria, in the Sisquoc area, at approximately 4:30 a.m. A fully loaded tanker truck and another vehicle collided on the roadway under unclear circumstances.
The tanker truck was found overturned in a ditch with the tanker elevated and perpendicular to the road. Meanwhile, the cab of the truck caught fire and immediately spread to a nearby grove of eucalyptus trees. Fortunately, the truck’s driver managed to escape the wreckage with no injuries.
Meanwhile, the other driver sustained moderate injuries and was immediately taken to an area hospital for treatment. Around a half-gallon of oil leaked from the trailer, which was carrying 6,000 gallons.
Information about the accident is limited at the moment. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed. Local authorities are further investigating the case.
Two-Vehicle Collision Statistics
Accidents involving automobiles are the leading cause of death in the United States for people aged 2 to 34 and the leading cause of serious injury in the country’s population. You never know when you or another driver will be involved in an accident that results in injury or death.
It is estimated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that there are between 5 million and 6 million car accidents in the United States each year. Car accidents injure nearly three million Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Car accidents occur for various reasons, including careless driving, distracted driving, high speeds, drunk driving, and mechanical failure.
The driver who caused the accident is liable to the other involved parties for paying their damages, such as those just listed. In California, the fault for a collision depends on which driver negligently caused the accident. Sometimes both drivers can be at fault. Even if this happens, one driver might be able to recover damages from the other driver.
Santa Barbara County Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Two-Vehicle Collisions
To get the compensation, you’re due after an automobile accident, you’ll need the assistance of a knowledgeable California accident attorney. The other driver’s insurance company is not on your side. It’s their job to give you as little money as possible. Although the claim may be worth more, insurance companies frequently encourage their clients to settle quickly.
To keep this from happening, you’ll need the assistance of an experienced lawyer. Your lawyer will be able to provide you with an accurate estimation of the value of your claim. Since they are familiar with insurance companies’ manipulation tactics, they can speak with them on your behalf.
We can help you if you’ve been burned, have broken bones, or have suffered a brain or spinal cord injury. The accident attorneys at Arash Law know precisely what steps to take to help you win your case. Call us right away at (888) 488-1391 to learn more about your legal options.