Traffic Collision with Major Injuries at Chapala and Carrillo
(Photos: John Palminteri / KEYT News)
Update by Santa Barbara City Fire Department
1:00 p.m., May 23, 2018
At approximately 11:55 am fire crews working at Santa Barbara City Fire Station 1 heard a vehicle accident at the corner of Carrillo and Chapala. Truck 1 responded and found 1 person trapped and critically injured and another person with moderate injuries. They requested the assistance of Engine 1 and Engine 3. The fire crews extricated the critically injured patient and assisted with care for the moderately injured patient. This intersection will be closed temporarily so use caution if you are driving in this area.
Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
12:00 p.m., May 23, 2018
Major injury traffic accident at Carrillo at Chapala, one person trapped.
Photo: John Palminteri / KEYT
Update and photos by edhat reader Blazer
At approximately 1155am a Toyota Camry traveling up Chapala street lost control at the intersection of Carrillo street and collided with a Mercedes Benz causing extensive damage to both vehicles and major injuries to both drivers. City fire responded immediately and rendered assistance to the injured.
Road closure in effect on Chapala from Canon Perdido to Figueroa. Both drivers were transported to Cottage hospital. City crews are estimating full closure for several hours.
The driver of the Camry is 91 years old and the driver of the Mercedes is in her 30's.