[07-02-2021] Santa Barbara County, CA – Three People Hurt After a Head-On Collision in Santa Maria

Three people were hurt after a major head-on collision in Santa Maria on Friday morning, July 2.

[07-02-2021] Santa Barbara County, CA - Three People Hurt After a Head-On Collision in Santa MariaThe collision took place on Highway 166 at Tepusquet Road in east Santa Maria at approximately 9:00 a.m. A GMC driven by a 22-year-old man was driving at 60 mph on Hwy 166 just east of Alamo Creek Road. Meanwhile, a 2004 Porsche driven by a 46-year-old woman was driving inside eastbound on the 166 at unknown speeds.

The GMC driver reportedly turned left and crossed the double yellow lines, colliding head-on with the 2004 Porsche. Due to the severity of the impact, both of the vehicles sustained major damage. Emergency personnel had to extricate both the Porsche driver and her passenger from the wreckage.

The two occupants of the Porsche were later identified as 46-year-old Cassie G. and her 14-year-old passenger. Three people were injured as a result of the collision. The 14-year-old boy was seriously injured and suffered a laceration to his head and leg injuries. He was airlifted to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

Meanwhile, the Porsche driver suffered brain bleeding, an open fracture of her right leg and broken ribs. The GMC driver was able to climb out of his vehicle. He suffered an abrasion to his chest and complained of pain.

The two drivers were transported via ambulance to Marian Regional Medical Center. Drugs and alcohol were not considered as factors in the collision. The California Highway Patrol is further investigating the accident.

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Head-On Collision Statistics

A head-on collision occurs when two vehicles collide directly with each other while traveling in opposite directions. This type of accident usually results in serious injury and even death. Head-on collisions involve extreme force. Head-on collisions produce a significant amount of energy. As a result of the increased energy, injuries in this type of crash are more likely to be fatal.

Although head-on collisions only represent 2 percent of accidents, they account for 10 percent of fatalities on U.S. roadways. Head-on collisions mainly occur when drivers are distracted or are experiencing over-fatigue. Other factors can also be attributed to head-on collisions such as distracted driving, drunk driving, and driver over-fatigue.

Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Head-On Collision in Santa Barbara County

Liability can involve complex legal issues and defenses. It might be split between multiple drivers or companies. The defense might even try to say that you were partly at fault for your injuries. The difficulty in navigating this process is why it is essential to work with an experienced California accident lawyer who knows how to prove liability.

A California accident lawyer can help you navigate through your personal injury claim. They also have the resources to ensure that you win your claim. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights while ensuring that the negligent driver will be held accountable for their suspected crime.

Looking for legal assistance? Our attorneys from Arash Law are here to assist you 24/7. We fight hard to protect our clients’ legal rights so they can focus on recovering from their injuries. Call (888) 488-1391 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation. Don’t delay – the sooner you have an experienced car accident attorney fighting on your side, the better protected your legal rights will be.

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