2-Vehicle Collision Near Goleta Hurts 5 People
GOLETA, CA (September 13, 2019) – Five people suffered injuries in a Highway 101 crash near Las Varas Canyon Road Tuesday afternoon.
First responders arrived at the scene at about 1:47 p.m. The Santa Barbara County firefighters were among them.
Involved in the crash were a white Ford F350 truck and a Toyota Tundra. The California Highway Patrol said the southbound Toyota hit the Ford while it was making a left turn at an intersection.
The man driving the Ford sustained minor injuries, while the male passenger suffered major injuries.
On the other hand, the male driver of the Toyota sustained minor injuries. A male infant in a car seat suffered moderate injuries, while the female passenger had major injuries.
According to the fire officials, none of the five people involved required extrication from the vehicles. Three ambulances took them to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
The CHP is investigating the cause and events leading to the crash.
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