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Solvang Vehicle Accident
updated: Feb 07, 2013, 3:27 PM

Source: Santa Barbara County Fire Department

At 12:28 pm, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) responded to a vehicle accident, located at 1680 Mission Drive, in Solvang. SBCFD responded two engines and a battalion chief to the scene. SBCFD was assisted by American Medical Response and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department.

Upon arrival to the scene, firefighters found a vehicle that for unknown reasons was driven off a parking structure onto a vehicle below. The female driver was uninjured. Firefighters stabilized the vehicle prior to extricating the driver. The extrication was completed at 1:35 pm.

There were no other injuries reported. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Photo credit: Adam Estabrook.

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Vehicle Accident, probable injuries near 1680 Mission Drive. One vehicle is on top of the other. (02/08/13)
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 COMMENT 372002 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-07 04:24 PM

Perhaps the "unknown" reason had to do with her being elderly, as the noozhawk article states. Had to laugh when I realized the poor woman was still in the car in that photo. Glad she's ok, but maybe they'll reconsider her license after this. (I know, don't assume, but I find it hard to believe her car just lurched forward. Of course, that's exactly what happened not too long ago to some girls in a truck at a DUI stop, so maybe I should shut up.)


 COMMENT 372029 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-07 06:14 PM

This is the second such accident I've seen reported in the news. Either the newsies are picking on elderly drivers for putting their vehicles in unnatural positions or there is an uptick of folks who can't tell the difference between the brake pedal and the gas.

Please don't take driving for granted, your life depends on it as well that of loved ones and strangers.


 COMMENT 372041 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-07 07:02 PM

I'd love to see how they stabilized the vehicle. I had to laugh thinking about sitting in my car in that position for an hour. Glad no one was hurt.


 COMMENT 372048P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-07 07:29 PM

You can report elderly drivers to the DMV anonymously. Seems to be form FFDL 10. I'm stunned at how difficult it is to find. Not good; I can't even find a link to post.

I drove my parents and didn't have to fight this battle; but had cars hit twice by elderly neighbors who hit two different cars parked in front of our house.


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