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Two Hurt in Accident Involving Motorcycle Near Refugio

Rider reportedly hit an animal on the highway before crashing; motorcycle was hit by another motorist before crashing and starting fire

The burned wreckage of a car and a motorcycle after an accident on Highway 101 near Refugio Tuesday night that sent two people to the hospital.

The burned wreckage of a car and a motorcycle after an accident on Highway 101 near Refugio Tuesday night that sent two people to the hospital.  (Zack Warburg photo)

By Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor | @tombol |

Emergency personnel responded Tuesday night to an injury vehicle accident on Highway 101 near Refugio that reportedly sparked a small brush fire, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The accident was reported shortly before 7 p.m., the CHP said.

The accident involved a motorcycle that struck an animal on the southbound roadway, which caused the rider to go down, according to CHP dispatch.

The motorcycle was then hit by another vehicle that crashed and caught on fire, the CHP said.

The motorcyclist suffered moderate injuries in the crash, and a second person had minor injuries, according to emergency radio traffic from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

Two people were hurt Tuesday night when a motorcyclist crashed after hitting an animal on Highway 101 near Refugio. Another motorist struck the motorcycle after the initial crash, starting a fire. (Zack Warburg photo)

The patients were being transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment.

The brush fire was quickly contained by firefighters.

Further details were not immediately available.

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