A Santa Barbara woman suffered major injuries after a three-car auto accident along Highway 166 southeast of Nipomo on Friday afternoon, according ot the CHP.
Lorraine LeBlanc, 71, was taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in a Calstar helicopter ambulance to be treated for a broken hip, lacerations in her right arm and multiple contusions, the CHP said.
Driving east along the highway about 2:45 p.m., her 2008 Dodge Caliber drifted into the westbound lane, according to the CHP.
She sideswiped a 2009 Chevrolet Suburban that was being driven west by James Joslyn, 63, of Bakersfield, who was not hurt.
LeBlanc was then in the westbound lane, the CHP said, and collided with a westbound 2005 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Louis Carlos, 41, of Bakersfield.
Carlos had swerved left into the eastbound lane when LeBlanc was headed toward him, CHP said. She swerved right, trying to get back into her own lane.
Carlos and his five passengers were taken to Marian Medical Center in Santa maria to be treated for minor injuries, CHP said.