Santa Maria, CA. Van and Large Truck Accident on Highway 166
Santa Maria, CA. (July 7, 2018) – A local news source reported an accident that left two people seriously injured on Friday afternoon in the Rockfront Ranch area of Santa Maria. The major injury accident occurred on highway 166 between a van and a large cement truck.
Reportedly, the van that was heading down highway 166 apparently crossed over the center line for reasons that are currently unknown. The van continued in the oncoming lane before slamming head-on into a cement truck. According to the report, an 18-wheel tractor-trailer apparently clipped the back of the cement truck while attempting to change lanes in order to avoid the collision. The van was apparently pushed approximately fifty-eighty feet off the highway.
The driver of the van suffered serious injuries as a Calstar medical helicopter was quickly on the scene. The victim was promptly flown to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment. Additionally, the driver of the cement truck reported moderate injuries as well, and the man was quickly taken to Marian Regional Medical Center.
Neither the names of the two victims nor the exact extent of their injuries have been made available at this time. No more details were provided.
We would like to extend our sincerest sympathies and warmest wishes to both of the victims of this crash.
Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Attorney
Investigators are working to establish exactly what caused this accident. They will most likely be looking into various factors such as intoxication, distracted driving, and excessive speed in order to reach an educated determination regarding liability. Depending on the conclusive outcome of the investigation, there may be a personal injury lawsuit available to at least one of the victims. Nevertheless, only the victim of an accident can make that choice.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery. If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.