Emergency Teams Respond to Major Accident On Hwy 246

Tuesday at 6:24 a.m., Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to a vehicle accident with injuries, located on Highway 246, one mile east of Tularosa Rd.  This is between Lompoc and Buellton on HWY 246.

SBC FD responded with two engines, a rescue ambulance and a battalion chief.  SBC FD was assisted by one engine from Lompoc FD, Lompoc PD, SB Sheriff’s Department, four ambulances from American Medical Response and the California Highway Patrol. Air ambulances were unable to respond due to intense fog in the area.

The accident involved four vehicles.  There were a total of ten patients treated at the scene.  Two patients sustained serious injuries, four sustained moderate injuries, and four sustained minor injuries.  All patients were transported to the hospital as of 7am.  It took firefighters 30 minutes to extricate one of the patients from one of the vehicles.

The cause of the accident is under investigation by CHP.