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Santa Barbara, CA – Isla Vista car crash leaves 3 dead, 5 injured

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SANTA, BARBARA – At approximately 4:50 p.m., three cars collided at the intersection of El Colegio Road and Stadium Road. The crash killed three people and injured five others.

According to reports the driver ran a red light recklessly, resulting in heavy extrication of some victims from the wreckage. One of the vehicles ran off the road and struck a tree.

The California Highway Patrol, the University of California Police Department, and the Santa Barbara County Fire Department all responded to the collision. Fire Capt. and Public Information Officer Daniel Bertucelli said that a “multi-casualty incident” had been declared after the collision. SBSO officers on the scene said it has not been decided who will investigate the accident.

Our team will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Car Accidents Lawyers in Santa Barbara

Even though drivers can take precautionary measures to ensure their safety and the safety of those around them, there is no guarantee that others will show you the same courtesy. 

Sadly, drivers cause life-changing accidents every day in California. More than 410 people are injured throughout the state daily. These accidents add up to more than 150,000 people harmed in some way by auto accidents each year. 

There are many reasons why car accidents happen in our state. In many instances, victims are harmed as a result of distracted drivers sharing the road. Thousands of people are injured in accidents at intersections when drivers fail to yield the right of way while thousands more are hurt by drunk drivers. 

While most of these accidents cause minor injuries for those involved, thousands of people are hospitalized and made to endure expensive medical treatments for their injuries. In some cases, victims are unable to work for several months as they go through physical therapy and a long, painful recovery process. 

Santa Barbara Wrongful Death Attorneys 

Santa Barbara car accident attorneys at Torem & Associates are dedicated to helping our clients by providing aggressive legal representation to ensure victims in Los Angeles and throughout Los Angeles County are able to hold negligent drivers accountable for their accidents. 

When victims are injured in accidents due to negligent drivers, they should speak with a car accident attorney in the Santa Barbara area soon as possible. Working with an experienced and aggressive legal team in the wake of your accident can make a huge difference in your ability to recover. 

We strive to help accident victims recover full and fair compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, pain, and suffering they endure moving forward after being harmed. If you have been injured in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in Santa Barbara (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available for you.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Santa Barbara.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Santa Barbara and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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