[04-16-2024] Santa Barbara County, CA – Four People Injured Following Multi-Vehicle Crash Near Vandenberg Space Force Base

Published April 23, 2024

[04-16-2024] Four People Injured Following Multi-Vehicle Crash Near Vandenberg Space Force BaseFour people were injured following a multi-vehicle crash near Vandenberg Village, Santa Barbara County, on Tuesday night, April 16, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident occurred near Vandenberg Space Force Base on Highway 1.

Reports indicated that four patients were involved in the six-vehicle collision. One of them reportedly got ejected from a vehicle during the crash and is now in critical condition after being airlifted to Marion Regional Medical Center.

The other three patients were taken to the same facility via land ambulance. Two of them suffered moderate injuries, while the remaining person sustained minor injuries.

No further details were immediately released, and the authorities are still gathering all the necessary information to determine the factors leading up to the incident.

Investigations are underway.

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.

  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.

  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.

  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.

  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.

  • Seek immediate medical attention.

  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

What A Lawyer Can Do For You

Many victims put off calling a lawyer even if they sustain injuries after an accident. However, lawyers can help you in many ways. They can provide you with police reports, CCTV footage, and witness statements to strengthen your case. Your attorney will also negotiate with insurance companies to get you fair compensation. 

The best part is that they will do all of these things for you at no upfront cost. So if you’re injured in an accident, hire a personal injury attorney to recover medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.