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9 students injured when vans collide on Highway 101

Last Friday afternoon, a group of 22 University of Washington students were involved in an accident on Highway 101. The students were on their way to a conference on leadership in Santa Maria, and were traveling in two vans, each carrying 11 people.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the vans were driving side by side in the southbound lanes of Highway 101. The accident occurred near Bradley when the van on the right veered into the lane to the left and hit the other van’s passenger side, causing it to swerve and drive into the road’s shoulder. The van that was hit flipped over when it ran off the road.

Two students riding in the van that overturned were ejected out of the vehicle. Both were flown to a hospital’s trauma center. Two other students suffered minor injuries in the accident, and were taken to the hospital in ambulances. Five students suffered minor injuries in the accident, but were not treated at hospitals.

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by another person’s negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. Contact the San Diego auto accident attorneys of Ritter & Associates by calling 619-296-0123 to learn more.

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