[04-23-2024] Santa Barbara County, CA – Three People Injured Following Big Rig Collision in Santa Maria

Published April 24, 2024

[04-23-2024] Three People Injured Following Big Rig Collision in Santa MariaThree people were injured following a big rig collision in Santa Maria on Tuesday evening, April 23, 2024.

According to the Santa Maria Police Department, the incident happened around 7:00 p.m. between East Stowell Road and Nicholson Avenue.

Reports indicate that a compact car pulled in front of a large semi tractor-trailer for unknown reasons.

Two victims sustained major injuries and another one sustained minor injuries. They were all occupants of the car.

All three patients were transported to Marian Regional Medical Center. No other injuries were reported.

The authorities are currently conducting an investigation into the collision.

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.