Saturday, June 25 , 2016, 2:43 am | Fair 57º

  • Follow Noozhawk on LinkedIn
  • Follow Noozhawk on Pinterest
  • Follow Noozhawk on YouTube
 
 
 
 

Local News

Woman Hurt in Rollover Wreck on Highway 101

Accident near Milpas Street onramp backs up traffic; slick conditions blamed

A woman who was injured Friday in a rollover accident on Highway 101 near Milpas Street in Santa Barbara is wheeled to an ambulance for transport to the hospital. (John Palminteri / KEYT News photo)
A woman who was injured Friday in a rollover accident on Highway 101 near Milpas Street in Santa Barbara is wheeled to an ambulance for transport to the hospital. (John Palminteri / KEYT News photo)

A woman was injured after a pickup truck overturned on southbound Highway 101 just south of the Milpas Street onramp, according to the Santa Barbara Fire Department.

The accident occurred shortly after 10 a.m. and City Fire dispatched 14 people to the scene, said Capt. Mike de Ponce.

The Silverado truck was on its passenger side on the side of the road.

The fence along the railway held the truck from going into the path of the train tracks, but authorities stopped all train traffic for about half an hour while they extricated the driver and a passenger, de Ponce said.

“We stabilized the vehicle and sent one of our personnel inside the vehicle to help with patient assessment, so we could assess the extent of the injuries and see who to pull out first,” he said.

The driver was hanging down, held by his seat belt, and was carefully taken out so he wouldn’t fall on the female passenger. The driver, a male, was able to walk on his own once he was taken out through the windshield, de Ponce said.

The female passenger was pinned by the dashboard and door, and was taken to the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital with minor injuries once extracted.

As fire personnel were clearing that accident, they were called to respond to yet another wreck, where two vehicles were significantly damaged in a crash on Haley and Garden streets. No one was injured in that incident.

With the first hard rain of a season, the Fire Department was reminding drivers that conditions are different, so more care should be taken while driving. Drivers in both accidents reported that they began to hydroplane, which can happen if someone is driving too fast for the wet conditions, de Ponce said.

“On the last call, I could see the oils on top of the pavement that are starting to wash and move over the roadway, which creates a little more of a slippery surface.”

The slow lane of the southbound freeway was blocked off while emergency personnel extricated the two people from the truck.

Noozhawk staff writer Giana Magnoli can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

Reader Comments

Noozhawk's intent is not to limit the discussion of our stories but to elevate it. Comments should be relevant and must be free of profanity and abusive language and attacks.

By posting on Noozhawk, you:

» Agree to be respectful. Noozhawk encourages intelligent and impassioned discussion and debate, but now has a zero-tolerance policy for those who cannot express their opinions in a civil manner.

» Agree not to use Noozhawk’s forums for personal attacks. This includes any sort of personal attack — including, but not limited to, the people in our stories, the journalists who create these stories, fellow readers who comment on our stories, or anyone else in our community.

» Agree not to post on Noozhawk any comments that can be construed as libelous, defamatory, obscene, profane, vulgar, harmful, threatening, tortious, harassing, abusive, hateful, sexist, racially or ethnically objectionable, or that are invasive of another’s privacy.

» Agree not to post in a manner than emulates, purports or pretends to be someone else. Under no circumstances are readers posting to Noozhawk to knowingly use the name or identity of another person, whether that is another reader on this site, a public figure, celebrity, elected official or fictitious character. This also means readers will not knowingly give out any personal information of other members of these forums.

» Agree not to solicit others. You agree you will not use Noozhawk’s forums to solicit and/or advertise for personal blogs and websites, without Noozhawk’s express written approval.

Noozhawk’s management and editors, in our sole discretion, retain the right to remove individual posts or to revoke the access privileges of anyone who we believe has violated any of these terms or any other term of this agreement; however, we are under no obligation to do so.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.



Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >