6 Children Injured in Car Accident on Highway 1 near Vandenberg Space Force Base in Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California (September 17, 2022) – Several people including children were injured in a car crash near Vandenberg Space Force Base in Santa Barbara County on Friday morning.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened at around 9:24 a.m. on Highway 1 at Santa Lucia Canyon Road.
A minivan and a second vehicle were involved in the crash. The police did not immediately release details of how the accident happened.
All eight occupants of the minivan, including two women and six children, were injured in the crash.
Three of the children were critically injured, and one of the infants was reportedly ejected from the vehicle. Four people had moderate injuries, and one person sustained minor injuries in the accident.
The patients were transported to Marian Regional Medical Center, Lompoc Valley Medical Center and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
More details about the accident were not released.
An investigation into the accident is underway.
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