Pixel Tracker

Sunday, March 24 , 2019, 8:36 am | Mostly Cloudy 49º


Motorcycle Police Officer Injured in Santa Barbara Vehicle Collision

Officer transported to hospital with moderate injuries after collision on Las Positas Road, according to SBPD

Scene of vehicle collision Click to view larger
A Santa Barbara Police Department motorcycle officer was injured in a vehicle collision on Las Positas Road Wednesday morning. (Anthony Wagner / Santa Barbara Police Department photo)

A motorcycle police officer was injured in a collision with a passenger vehicle in Santa Barbara Wednesday morning. 

Around 10:45 a.m., a Santa Barbara Police Department motor unit officer's motorcycle collided with a Honda passenger vehicle at the intersection of Las Positas Road and Alegria Road, near Adam Elementary School, department spokesman Anthony Wagner said. 

The officer was transported to the hospital with moderate injuries and "is in good spirits," Wagner said. 

He was conscious, breathing and talking "after being knocked to the pavement," he said. 

No other injuries were reported in the crash, which was near Adams Elementary School.

Police investigators closed down the roadway at the scene Wednesday while they interviewed witnesses and worked to determine circumstances of the collision, including the direction of travel and speed of the vehicles, Wagner added. 

The Honda was reportedly traveling north on Las Positas Road, toward the mountains, and the motor officer may have been westbound, he said.

The motor officer was doing traffic enforcement in the area at the time of the collision, according to the police department. 

No further details were available. 

Noozhawk managing editor 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.

Support Noozhawk Today!

Our professional journalists work tirelessly to report on local news so you can be more informed and engaged in your community. This quality, local reporting is free for you to read and share, but it's not free to produce.

You count on us to deliver timely, relevant local news, 24/7. Can we count on you to invest in our newsroom and help secure its future?

We provide special member benefits to show how much we appreciate your support.

I would like give...
Great! You're joining as a Red-Tailed Hawk!
  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.