Four people were injured in a five-car collision on Highway 154 Wednesday night, February 1, 2023. | Credit: Scott Safechuck / Santa Barbara County Fire Department

[Update: Feb. 7, 2023] According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision was in fact two separate crashes involving a total of seven vehicles — one crash involving four vehicles and another involving three. For the latest story, click here.

[Original Story] A multi-car collision Wednesday night on Highway 154 sent four people to the hospital, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

The crash occurred around 7:40 p.m. on February 1 west of Cold Spring Bridge, County Fire spokesperson Scott Safechuck said, and involved five cars. Two female and two male victims were transported by ambulance with moderate injuries to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Their identities and current condition are unknown.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash.

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