Five Hurt Including 3 Children in Solo-Car Accident near Gaviota Tunnel

SANTA BARBARA, CA (January 25, 2022) – Late Monday afternoon, five victims were hospitalized after a rollover crash Highway 101.

Per reports, a car rolled over on the highway in rainy conditions around 4:20 p.m., near the Gaviota Tunnel.

According to crews, four of the passengers were in critical condition and one was in moderate condition.

Shortly after preliminary duties, all five victims were taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, with one person traveling by helicopter. Two of the patients were adults, and three were pediatric patients.

In addition, reports also indicate that one person was ejected from the vehicle. However, the events leading up to the incident remain unclear at this time. 

No further details regarding the crash are public at this time; however, more information will be provided once made available.

One small driving mistake can easily lead to a car accident. This is why it is important to drive defensively and always abide by all traffic laws. Keep your attention on the road, follow the speed limit, and never drive under the influence of altering substances. You can always use a Lyft or Uber instead.


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