A head-on collision Wednesday on East Highway 246 between Buellton and Solvang, an area known as the flats, resulted in five people being taken to local hospitals and traffic delays, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.
Capt. David Sadecki said three people in one of the vehicles were taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for serious, moderate and minor injuries, while the two persons in the other vehicle suffered minor injuries and were taken to Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital.
Two fire engines and three ambulances responded, he said.
The cause of the accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.