Wrong-Way Driver Among Injured in Santa Maria Crash
SANTA MARIA, CA (March 22, 2019) – Paramedics rushed three people, including a wrong-way driver, to a hospital following Thursday’s crash on Highway 101 near Betteravia Road.
Around 10:45 a.m., California Highway Patrol, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department and paramedics arrived to find one car on its roof following a wrong-way accident.
According to CHP, two people inside the overturned vehicle required extrication. They, as well as the 82-year-old Nipomo woman who reportedly drove in the wrong direction, demanded immediate hospitalization. An ambulance shuttled all three patients to Marian Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Meanwhile, emergency crews closed the southbound Betteravia Road on-ramp and diverted traffic off the highway at Stowell Road. By 12:15 p.m., officials reopened all lanes.
At this point, investigators are seeking the reason behind the wrong-way driving and where the woman entered the highway.
Wrong-way car accidents are devastating and if you happen to see a driver travel in the wrong direction, contact authorities. We can prevent driving in the wrong direction by paying attention to road signs and driving only when sober. Road signs and speed limits help keep us in line and safety in place.
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