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By Renee Nordstrand on January 18, 2013

The Santa Barbara automobile accident attorneys at the Law Office of Renée J. Nordstrand have learned that a sedan and a taxi cab full of tourists from Florida collided in downtown Santa Barbara, leaving two injured and some questions as to who was at fault.

The accident happened at Haley and Santa Barbara Streets when one of the vehicles allegedly ran a red light. What is definitively known is that a sedan plowed into the driver side door of the taxicab, leaving the taxi driver trapped until firefighters using extricating tools were able to free him from the wreckage.

One of the people in the cab told a reporter that the oncoming vehicle hit the taxi hard. “I saw it coming, “ she said, “but I thought we were not going to get hit.”

While the trapped driver first told rescue workers that he wasn’t injured, he complained of pain after he was extricated and firefighters put him in a c-spine brace as a precaution. He was then taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment. The driver of the other vehicle suffered only minor injuries.

The kinds of automobile accidents on Santa Barbara’s roads and highways are as diverse as the vehicles involved in them. That’s why it’s important to seek legal representation from a law firm that understands that each kind of accident is unique, and each may involve a different type of negligence and cause a different degree of harm.

The Law Office of Renée J. Nordstrand has the legal team with the resources and knowledge you will need to recover fair compensation for your injuries after an automobile accident. To learn more about your legal rights, contact our office in Santa Barbara at (805) 962-2022 or fill out our online contact form today.