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3 Injured in Multi-Vehicle Accident on West Cook Street in Santa Maria

SANTA MARIA, CA (November 9, 2021) – 61-year-old Rick Hill was involved in a multi-car crash on West Cook Street last Friday.

The incident occurred shortly before 1:30 p.m., in the 1000 block of West Cook Street. Dispatchers responded to the scene shortly after.

According to the CHP, Hill was driving east on West Cook in a green Prius. There, a black SUV ran the stop sign while heading south at a high rate of speed, clipping and completely removing his rear bumper.

Prior to that crash, the SUV collided into four other cars, including a grey sedan. The impact caused the SUV to spin 180 degrees before coming to rest between a tree and a nearby house.

Responding medics arrived took the SUV’s female driver, her male juvenile passenger, and another individual to a nearby hospital.

At this time, it is unknown whether speed, drugs, or alcohol played a role in the crash.

Authorities also have not released the identities of all parties involved. However, an active investigation is underway.

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


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