Four people were transported to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital with minor injuries after a multi-vehicle collision on South Patterson Avenue Friday afternoon, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.
Initially two separate accidents were reported in the area of the Highway 101 southbound off-ramp and another at 101 South Patterson, but it appeared to be one related accident, according to emergency radio traffic.
It was described as “one gigantic accident,” according to radio traffic.
County Fire and American Medical Response ambulances responded to the scene at 3:37 p.m. and found four vehicles involved, fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni said.
Drivers in each vehicle, the only occupants, all complained of minor injuries and were transported to the hospital, he said.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the cause of the accident.