2 Persons Injured in Santa Barbara Car Accident at Garden Street and Cota Street
Santa Barbara, California (March 18, 2020) – Two people were injured in a crash involving multiple vehicles on Wednesday morning in Santa Barbara, according to authorities.
The accident occurred at about 10:00 a.m., at Garden Street and Cota Street.
A driver, possibly with a medical condition, lost control of his Tahoe and struck several other parked vehicles, according to the authorities.
A witness told the authorities that the driver ran a red light, struck a Volkswagen and hit three cars before rolling on top of a green vehicle that flipped over.
First responders aided one person who was trapped in one of the vehicles involved.
As a result of the crash, two people were injured. One victim was treated at the scene, and one other patient was transported to a hospital for treatment.
More details about the crash were immediately not available.
The crash remains under investigation.
According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary so as clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice. Car accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.
What to Do At the Accident Scene
Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.
1. Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
2. Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
3. Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
4. If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle's hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
5. Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
6. If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
7. Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
8. Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.
After leaving the accident scene,
1. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
2. Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
3. Get a property damage valuation.
4. If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
5. Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
6. Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.