Driver Injured in Crash on Highway 166 (Santa Maria, CA)

Driver Injured in Crash on Highway 166 (Santa Maria, CA)

Driver Injured in Crash on Highway 166 (Santa Maria, CA)

36-year-old Woman Injured in Highway 166 Crash in Santa Maria

 
SANTA MARIA, CA (May 24, 2019) – A single-vehicle crash on Highway 166 left a woman injured Wednesday morning. The accident happened east of Rock Front Ranch in Santa Maria at around 9:20 a.m.
 
The California Highway Patrol reported that the vehicle involved in the accident rolled over. It ended up on its wheels facing the wrong way on the side of the road. A CalStar medical helicopter took the 36-year-old female driver to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment of major injuries.
 
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department and Los Padres National Forest crews also responded to the incident. The CHP is investigating the crash.
 
Thousands of automobile collisions each year result from driver fatigue. It is important not to place yourself in a situation that involves driving when you feel tired and sleepy. If you feel yourself drifting to the other lanes, safely pull over and rest before continuing to drive. If you feel it is unsafe to drive, call a friend or an Uber to pick you up to avoid causing or increasing the risk of accidents.


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