GOLETA, CA — On the morning of Saturday, January 15, 2024, on the 6600 block of Cathedral Oaks Road near Los Carneros Road, a man was sent to the hospital following a head-on car crash, according to KEYT.
At around 10:44 AM, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to the crash, which involved a Jeep Cherokee and a Chevrolet pick-up truck, both with male drivers.
The Jeep driver suffered major injuries, and the SBCFD required 15 minutes to extract him from his vehicle. He received transport to Santa Barabara Cottage Hospital by ambulance. The Chevrolet driver sustained only minor injuries and declined treatment.
The cause of the collision, which led to temporary road closures between Los Carneros Rd and Glenn Annie Road, remains unclear. It remains an ongoing investigation.
Once fault is determined in an accident like this, the at-fault driver may be held responsible for such costs as medical bills, property damage, or loss of income experienced by the victim.
However, insurance providers have it in their interest to make any payout as small as possible. That is why the services of a skilled personal injury attorney can prove crucial in making sure that victims receive the full compensation they are due.