Three people were taken to the hospital Sunday evening after being involved in a head-on crash on Highway 166 about 15 miles west of Cuyama.
Santa Barbara County Fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni said the three people involved suffered injuries ranging from major to minor injuries. All three were taken to Marian Regional Medical Center by two separate ambulances.
A California Highway Patrol collision report identifies two of the people involved as 62-year-old Bakersfield resident Richard Dwayne Terrell, and 54-year-old Kimberly Doris Terrell, also of Bakersfield. The third person has not been identified by name, but CHP says he is a 27-year-old man who suffered: bleeding in the brain, a lacerated liver, and multiple broken bones.
Kimberly Terrell suffered a broken left knee, according to the report, while Richard Terrell complained of pain labeled as minor injuries by medical personnel.
The crash occurred shortly after 6:30 p.m. when the 27-year-old driver of a 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck allowed his vehicle to partially enter the westbound lane while driving eastbound along a gradual left curve, according to the collision report. That’s when the driver crashed into a 2007 Dodge pickup truck being driven by Richard Terrell.
Following the crash, the collision report says the Chevrolet pickup “came to rest on its wheels in the westbound lane of SR-166 facing in a northwesterly direction.”
The report continues, “Terrell’s Dodge pickup overturned onto its right side and came to rest on the dirt shoulder located north of the roadway facing in a westerly direction.”
The unidentified driver of the Chevrolet pickup truck had to be extricated from the vehicle. The condition of all three people involved is unknown at this time.
The cause of the collision is under investigation by the CHP.