3 People Hospitalized Following Multi-Vehicle Collision
Multiple vehicles collided on Friday afternoon in Santa Maria which left three people hospitalized.
The accident occurred on October 29th just before 1:30 p.m. in Santa Maria.
In addition, the crash took place at the intersection of South Western Avenue and West Cook Street.
According to reports, a Prius stopped at the intersection before proceeding, then an SUV ran the stop sign and headed southbound at high speeds.
As a result, the SUV clipped the Prius causing its rear bumper to be completely removed.
The SUV spun out of control due to the impact and came to a stop between a home and tree.
Three other vehicles were also involved in the collision, however no further details have been provided.
A male juvenile passenger, the driver of the SUV, and an unidentified third person were among those injured. They were all taken to a local hospital with unspecified injuries.
Investigators are actively working to seek more answers regarding the collision.
Multi-vehicle collisions are typically more common in busy intersections or highways. Speeding, weather, distractions, and drowsy or intoxicated driving are main reasons negligent drivers cause these types of wrecks.
When it comes to filing a claim with this type of collision, it gets difficult. This is because multiple vehicles are involved so determining liability can take much longer. Multi-vehicle collision claims are more complex due to numerous victims, multiple negligent drivers, cross-claims and insufficient insurance.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.