Several Traffic Collisions in the Rain Throughout County

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By the edhat staff

Several traffic collisions have taken place on highways throughout the county during the rainstorm.

Santa Barbara County Fire Captain Scott Safechuck reports two separate collisions near the Gaviota rest stop area on Highway 101 southbound at 5:56 a.m. Friday.


Photo: SBCFD

One vehicle rolled over and both collisions were non-injury. The southbound lane was closed temporarily for vehicle removal.

California Highway Patrol (CHP) report at 7:05 a.m. a dark colored sedan crashed off the roadway and landed about 100 feet in an embankment. The number two lane is temporarily closed to retrieve the vehicle.

At 7:45 a.m., CHP reports a silver Nissan Altima driving on Highway 154 at San Marcos Road crashed and landed on its roof. 

Traffic began to flow in both directions around 8:15 a.m. after the vehicle was pushed off the roadway.

"Drive with intent and use caution in the area, drive safe so you can make it to your destination in one piece," said Safechuck.


Photo: SBCFD

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sfgac055 Dec 02, 2022 02:56 PM
Several Traffic Collisions in the Rain Throughout County

The ROAD isn't dangerous if driven as it should be. There are several signs, flags, flashing lights... What else needs to be done other than people doing their responsibility to slow down and pay attn?

CoastWatch Dec 02, 2022 01:43 PM
Several Traffic Collisions in the Rain Throughout County

Ummm, Hey Snicker, Here's a reality check- The people who are voted in about 98% of our local politics are DEMOCRATS and have been for 20 years... In fact, 80% of the California State Representatives are DEMOCRATS... You think we'd be living in Utopia!
lol

ChillinGrillin Dec 02, 2022 01:55 PM
Several Traffic Collisions in the Rain Throughout County

Coast: Corporations are profit and "growth" at any cost addicts, and the GOP are their enablers. Even skilled workers have gone from living wages to subsistence or starvation wages. Corporate profits have gone up while people can barely buy food, let alone pay mechanic invoices. Hopefully the powers that be use their "free speech" of shoveling money into the system to make the economy more equitable. I hate to be so grim on a gloomy day but if conditions don't improve, their board members and executives may end up hanging from lampposts.

FondofSB Dec 02, 2022 02:42 PM
Several Traffic Collisions in the Rain Throughout County

Chilling: As long as YOU are bringing politics into that, let's review the whole story.
People can't afford food or gas anymore because Biden has created the worst inflation in 40 + years.
Little reminder: under Trump inflation was 1.4 %. Check out the historical inflation curve since Jan 2021 and even you might be able to see that it took off in February 2021 to get to 6.9 % by November 21 (long before any Ukraine problem).
Why was that ? Because on his inauguration day Biden, very proudly announced (and enacted) the death of "oil industry" in the US.
That sent oil price from $ 50 a barrel in Jan 21 to $ 84 in November 21.
That is why people can't afford food, gas or find baby formula anymore !
And now the same Biden goes, hat in hand, to Venezuela and Saudi Arabia (countries whose regimes most likely "please" you, right?) begging them to produce more oil, all the oil we have here in Texas, Oklahoma and other states but that we can longer drill for thanks to the "kill the fossil fuel industry" of Biden!

Chip of SB Dec 02, 2022 02:50 PM
Several Traffic Collisions in the Rain Throughout County

Chillin, I agree with you that corporate interests pay politicians to implement policies that suppress wages. However, both parties share responsibility. Shafting the working man is something Republicans and democrats can agree on. How do democrats suppress wages? Immigration and outsourcing. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard liberals say “Americans just aren’t willing to do that job, we need the immigrants.” That’s nonsense, Americans won’t do the job for a sufficiently low wage. The solution should be to offer more pay rather than seeking cheaper labor. The decline in real wages over the past few decades has largely eliminated the classic concept of a one worker family where one parent can stay at home with the kids. As a result, the birth rate is well below replacement level which is unsustainable. Coast, I certainly hope it doesn’t come to the grim future you describe. However, I agree with you that people should get paid a lot more to go to work.

ChillinGrillin Dec 02, 2022 03:47 PM
Several Traffic Collisions in the Rain Throughout County

Fond: So Biden is to blame for worldwide inflation and higher energy prices? Do you honestly believe he said he wanted to cut back on fossil fuels and that drove prices up? C'mon man. In case you didn't notice, the largest war in Europe since WW2 started and the whole world is going through jacked up prices for dead dinosaurs and virtually everything else. It's pretty ignorant to think that the US is alone in these difficulties or that the Doofus-in-Chief could have done anything better.

FondofSB Dec 02, 2022 06:01 PM
Several Traffic Collisions in the Rain Throughout County

Chillin: Try to be honest, stop denying reality and confront what I say with the DATA which is widely available!
Reread my post : it is all in there.
Inflation under Trump : 1.4 %
LOOK at the inflation curve: it takes off in Feb 21 AFTER Biden announces that : "we kill the Xel pipeline and NO MORE drilling for fossil fuels". On his inauguration day.
Ukraine war started Feb 24 2022 . By November 21 inflation had reached 6.9 % and baril of oil went from 50 (Jan 21) to 84 November 21: 3 MONTHS BEFORE Ukraine.
Which of those FACTS are you disputing ?

Jeff4510 Dec 03, 2022 07:16 AM
Several Traffic Collisions in the Rain Throughout County

Ah yes! It’s all Biden’s fault that gas and food etc are out of control. Blame him for the entire world’s inflation issues! Who was it that ignored covid and had to dump
Trillions into the economy again? What’s the definition of inflation again genius? Clorox in your veins much?

a-1670087770 Dec 03, 2022 09:16 AM
Several Traffic Collisions in the Rain Throughout County

So easy to blame the poor. Do you offer to buy your neighbors tires? Or donate to basic need charities so they have more to spend on other needs? Or pay your gardener, house keeper or home nurse more than required?

CatMommy Dec 02, 2022 03:44 PM
Several Traffic Collisions in the Rain Throughout County

One can only assume that those making comments about this stretch bein dangerous obviously never leave the safety of their computers and actually drive! Have they observed this road being dangerous?? I drive that road six to seven days a week! It is the DRIVERS on this road make it extremely dangerous - as a road is inanimate, it cannot be dangerous - this is not a "dangerous" road! It is a beautiful stretch of highway! The drivers on this road DRIVE dangerously! Several drivers come off the Lompoc onramp at 80 or 90 MPH and continue on through the curves on the southbound side - God forbid if you are slowing down for those curves, they then cut you off to go ahead of you. The drivers on the NB side are not prepared for the turns around the bend and every year there is an accident in almost the same locations. A speed limit is posted for safety, and I recall something about in inclement weather adjust your speed! Simple.

sacjon Dec 04, 2022 07:38 PM
Several Traffic Collisions in the Rain Throughout County

SNICKER - it's seems it's usually the 2nd Amendment crowd who like to emphasize, repeat, drill into the ether that "inanimate objects," like loaded guns, are not dangerous. Even though we keep them locked up (supposed to at least) and they have safetys, they're "not dangerous," unless a criminal (or your child) uses them. Then apply that "logic" here - a road can't be dangerous (even if it's curvy, bumpy, slick, icy, covered in lava, etc). It's all in the fault of the person using it.

a-1670214583 Dec 04, 2022 08:29 PM
Several Traffic Collisions in the Rain Throughout County

Just imagine what it would be like if almost anybody could drive, without lessons or competency tests, no licensing, minimal age requirements, and no insurance mandates. Moreover, imagine that many of those drivers were adamantly, even violently opposed to any form of regulation, and felt that they should be able operate vehicles anywhere they wanted without limits on horsepower, physical size, speed limits, or safety features.

That's what we're stuck with in this country with guns. Insanity.

Basicinfo805 Dec 02, 2022 04:52 PM
Several Traffic Collisions in the Rain Throughout County

The road is fine, just like 154. The only problem is that some drivers don’t know how to deal with curves and/or rain. Take a look at the signs right there where that little Ford stacked it. They’re way below 65.

a-1670229009 Dec 05, 2022 12:30 AM
Several Traffic Collisions in the Rain Throughout County

I got a kick out of Safechuck saying "drive with intent." Um, yeah. The intent is to get where you're going!

More power to him, and to all of us who have to commute, many miles, necessarily in the dark. It's a terrible burden, really.

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