Three people were hurt when a big rig collided with a Toyota Prius Friday morning in Santa Maria.
It happened at about 10 a.m. at the intersection of Betteravia and Telephone roads.
According to the California Highway Patrol, witnesses said the Prius was headed eastbound on Betteravia and the truck was headed westbound when the driver of the Prius made a U-turn in front of the big rig which could not stop in time to avoid a collision.
Santa Barbara County firefighters say heavy extrication was required to remove the people from the wrecked Prius. All three reportedly suffered moderate injuries.
Vehicle accident, telephone rd and Betteravia in Santa Maria valley. Big rig vs small sedan. 3 patients with heavy extrication. 2 yellow tags already transported. Under inv. Call newsline. C/T1006 pic.twitter.com/XX7kG20tdo— Daniel Bertucelli (@SBCFireInfo) April 30, 2021
The truck was hauling a load of dirt and gravel which spilled onto the roadway.
The driver of the big rig was not injured.