Sunday, April 22 , 2018, 3:57 am | Fog/Mist 54º

 
 
 
 

Local News

Man Injured After Truck Plunges Off Highway 154

Fire department uses rope system to rescue man after truck goes 50 feet off a cliff near Windy Gap

Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to a truck that went off the roadway near Windy Gap on Highway 154 Monday morning. Click to view larger
Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to a truck that went off the roadway near Windy Gap on Highway 154 Monday morning.  (Zack Warburg / Noozhawk photo)

Firefighters rigged a rope system to rescue a man who suffered minor injuries Monday morning when his pickup truck plunged approximately 50 feet over a cliff near Windy Gap on Highway 154.

The California Highway PatrolSanta Barbara County Fire Department and American Medical Response responded to the crash at 10:55 a.m. to find the vehicle over the side on the 1900 block of Highway 154, according to fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni said. 

The man in his 50s was taken by ambulance to ​Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Zaniboni said.

The CHP is investigating the collision. 

Noozhawk staff writer Brooke Holland 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.

  • 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 >

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.


Maestro, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Debit

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.

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 >