A male pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Highway 101 in Orcutt early Friday morning and transported to the hospital with critical injuries, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. 

Around 12:55 a.m., a man was struck by a Ford F-150 truck in the left-hand lane of northbound Highway 101 near the Clark Avenue exit, County Fire spokesman Mike Eliason said. 

The man was transported to Marian Regional Medical Center. The truck driver was uninjured, Eliason said. 

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. 

In the past week, two pedestrians were hit and killed by vehicles in Santa Barbara County. 

A man crossing North Broadway on July 10 was killed after being hit by multiple vehicles. 

One driver accused of a hit-and-run has been arrested in that collision and Santa Maria police are looking for additional drivers. 

In Santa Barbara, a 23-year-old Temecula woman was hit and killed by a vehicle while she crossed Highway 101 on foot on July 11. The two other pedestrians with her at the time were uninjured. 

Additionally, a man was transported to the hospital with critical injuries after being hit by a vehicle on Bradley Road in Orcutt on July 6. 

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