When a passenger vehicle gets into an accident with a commercial truck, it’s usually the smaller vehicle that gets the most damage and the people inside that are more seriously hurt.
Noozhawk of Santa Barbara reported on its website that such a crash happened along Highway 154 near San Marcos Pass on Thursday and sent three people to the hospital.
Fire Captain Daniel Bertucelli with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department told Noozhawk’s Tom Bolton that the “high-speed crash” between a sedan and a flatbed truck happened at approximately 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 154 and Paradise Road.
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One person in the crash suffered moderate injuries, while an additional two people suffered what is believed to have been minor injuries. Emergency crews with AMR Ambulance in Santa Barbara transported everyone who was hurt in the crash to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment. Authorities have not released the names of anyone involved in the crash or their current condition.
Investigators with the California Highway Patrol have not said what caused the crash or if alcohol played any role in the collision.
The eastbound lanes of Highway 154 were shut down while the crash was being investigated and wreckage cleared from the roadway.
The accident still under investigation, and no further information was released.