A child suffered major head injuries Tuesday night in a vehicle accident on Highway 101 in Santa Maria, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The accident occurred at about 7 p.m. on the northbound freeway at the Betteravia Road offramp, the CHP said.
The child was ejected from the vehicle in the accident, which reportedly involved a semi and another vehicle, according to emergency radio traffic.
The child suffered severe head trauma, according to radio traffic.
Personnel at the scene were trying to arrange a helicopter to transport the victim to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, but none was immediately available.
The patient was instead being taken to Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria.
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