Santa Barbara Police Motor Officer Injured in Collision
Update by Santa Barbara Police Department
On July 2, 2020 at about 12:50 PM a Santa Barbara Police Motor Officer was on patrol in the 3000 block of Foothill Road. He was traveling eastbound at about 30-35 miles per hour approaching the intersection of Foothill Road and Alamar Avenue when a sedan traveling westbound made a left turn directly into the police motorcycle as both vehicles entered the intersection. The Officer was ejected off of the motorcycle, flying over the sedan and landing on the asphalt next to the driver’s doorway. The Officer sustained moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, where he was treated and released hours later.
The driver of the sedan, a woman in her twenties was driving with a learner’s permit and was being observed by an adult male front passenger. She stated she thought she had enough time to safely make the left turn. Neither person in the sedan sustained injuries.
Officer down in a traffic collision near Alamar and Foothill Road.