Highway 101 at rush hour can be a challenging drive for Santa Barbara motorists even on a good day. When careless drivers aren’t keeping track of vehicles in the lanes alongside them or the traffic flow ahead, a frightening collision can be impossible to avoid.
Due to the speeds and congestion seen on Highway 101, any impact has the chance to turn into a chain-reaction accident that envelopes several vehicles and endangers many drivers and passengers.
Multiple-Vehicle Accident Shuts Down Part of Highway 101 in Santa Barbara
A devastating collision involving several vehicles caused an unknown number of injuries in Santa Barbara Thursday afternoon. ABC3-TV reported the accident occurred just after 5 p.m. along Highway 101 near the Milpas Street interchange on November 18, 2021.
The California Highway Patrol said the crash occurred in the southbound lanes and left debris and several damaged cars in all lanes. The CHP hasn’t said what led to the accident or exactly how many vehicles were involved.
The incident was reported as an injury accident, but the number of victims and the severity of injuries haven’t been released. It is known that at least one person had to be extricated from one of the vehicles involved.
Earning Assistance for Highway 101 Car Accident Victims
In the blink of an eye, victims in scary highway accidents can find themselves being treated for serious injuries on the scene or on their way to the hospital for treatment.
There may be little time to consider the costs of ambulance transportation and emergency room and hospital care. However, in the days ahead victims and their family members may wonder how to hold an at-fault driver liable for the costs of recovery.
Accidents involving multiple vehicles and drivers can be hard to sort out. It’s a good idea to allow a skilled personal injury attorney to determine how many drivers are liable for your injuries and to hold their insurance providers accountable. It’s also vital to have skilled legal counsel to make sure insurance companies aren’t able to shift some of the blame to you.
Contact a Santa Barbara Car Accident Attorney
Accident victims shouldn’t have to face the costs of their recovery alone. They also shouldn’t have to contend with unhelpful insurance companies while also trying to heal and get back on their feet.
Insurance companies aren’t required to tell victims or their families about the rights they have. Contact Maison Law of Santa Barbara County for a free consultation and information session on all of the benefits that are available to you. Our consultation comes with no obligation to you and is completely confidential.