Three Injured in Rollover Vehicle Collision

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Three Injured in Rollover Vehicle Collision
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Update by Santa Barbara Police Department
1:00 p.m., March 14, 2019

Rollover Crash with Injury Brings Allied Response

On Thursday morning at approximately 11:15 A.M., Santa Barbara Police Combined Dispatch Center fielded multiple calls reporting a rollover collision at the intersection of Quinto and Chapala Street.
A male subject, driving northbound up Chapala Street came into contact with a female driving eastbound on Quinto Street. The collision caused the vehicle driven by the woman to roll on its side. The woman and her passenger -- pinned sideways inside a late model Toyota RAV 4,  needed to be rescued. While police officers contained the scene, City of Santa Barbara Fire Personnel inclusive of a Battalion Chief, two engines and a truck commenced to stabilize the vehicle. Firefighters used the jaws of life to extricate the women out of the vehicle during the 25 minute rescue. Both women, whose injuries remain unknown, were transported by ambulance to Cottage Hospital.
The male driver, in a late model Honda Civic sustained moderate injuries. He too was transported to Cottage Hospital via ambulance.
The cause of the accident, where speed may have been a contributing factor, is under investigation by the Santa Barbara Police Department.

Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
11:15 a.m., March 14, 2019

Vehicle accident on West Quinto at Chapala Streets. Santa Barbara City Fire Department is responding.

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rwelsh Mar 15, 2019 08:28 AM
Three Injured in Rollover Vehicle Collision

I guarantee you traffic will get much worse with Amazon and other tech companies expanding here in Santa Barbara, the high density housing mandated by the state and the toxic 5G network going in everywhere. In 10 years us old timers will not recognize our beloved, relaxed beachside town.

a-1561632351 Mar 15, 2019 11:55 AM
Three Injured in Rollover Vehicle Collision

Are you kidding? Locals don't recognize our town now. 10 years from now? Shudder. Whenever locals run into each other, the conversation inevitably turns to "What has happened to Santa Barbara? Who ARE all these people? The traffic, the development ." Gone gone gone is our "relaxed" SB. And you can always tell the "newcomers" by their "Oh. But it's still better here than everywhere else."

SantaBarbaraObserver Mar 15, 2019 08:37 AM
Three Injured in Rollover Vehicle Collision

Mmm oh kay... Did the contrails spell this out for you? Or was it in the bottom of your kombucha or maybe it was sent via 3g?

a-1561632351 Mar 14, 2019 04:18 PM
Three Injured in Rollover Vehicle Collision

People drive too fast up Chapala (and other streets)! This is a residential neighborhood with kids, dogs and lot of pedestrians. There is no need to drive like it’s the 101! I know, it’s my street. Stop cutting the corner at Quinto, stop trying to race from there to DLV- ironically a lot of people use it as a shortcut to Cottage. SLOW DOWN SANTA BARBARA, please!

a-1561632351 Mar 15, 2019 12:04 AM
Three Injured in Rollover Vehicle Collision

2997: I feel for you. Santa Barbara traffic has got wilder, drivers vastly more impolite and inconsiderate. The speed at which many many people race around is despicable. I'm surprised there aren't more collisions every day. Chapala St., particularly the upper part north of Mission St. may as well be a speedway. I never ever see any SBPD anywhere around, either.

Potif Mar 14, 2019 12:49 PM
Three Injured in Rollover Vehicle Collision

I can't help but wonder how much testing they do for 'rollover' situations on cars, when they test for collision safety, etc. There have been so many rollovers around here lately on almost level ground, at reasonably slow speeds.

Z Mar 14, 2019 03:06 PM
Three Injured in Rollover Vehicle Collision

The "roll over" that actually gets tested is an evaluation of roof/pillar strength. Can the vehicle roll without the roof abbreviating the occupants? Santa Barbara has been a hot bed of automotive-safety engineering since the 1970s; largely because we don't have midwestern or Nordic winter weather.

pstarSR Mar 14, 2019 02:02 PM
Three Injured in Rollover Vehicle Collision

they dont do actual "roll" tests, but each vehicle is rated for roll by is center of gravity and weight. And I commented in another post about this. I worked in auto safety locally for years. and mainly in roll over accidents. 1. this was called a tripped roll, as another vehicle forced it over by a collision. not much anyone can do about that. 2. modern Suvs' above 2014 are mandated to have "Stability control" which stops untripped roll overs from abrupt maneuvers. 3. you would be surprised at how low the speed is where some ( before 2014) SUV's exhibited roll over tendencies.

tagdes Mar 15, 2019 08:20 AM
Three Injured in Rollover Vehicle Collision

I was not correcting you Roger. Fire calls all the AMR units medics. If you hear Medic 13 responding along with Engine 4 as in this case that means an AMR unit, you can see it in the photo. I was clarifying the comment below because they are not fire units and their sups. don't have to be EMTs though they prefer that and they usually are.

Roger Mar 14, 2019 04:20 PM
Three Injured in Rollover Vehicle Collision

I posted "Medic Supervisor" because that is what I heard over the scanner...Medic Supervisor, not AMR Supervisor. I post what I hear.

tagdes Mar 14, 2019 03:49 PM
Three Injured in Rollover Vehicle Collision

It's an AMR supervisor, not a fireman or even an EMT. They have field experience and are only called for multiple or involved rescues. They oversee rescues and liaison with the patients and public safety, i e fire personnel. They are qualified but certainly don't have to have many years of experience.

pstarSR Mar 14, 2019 02:07 PM
Three Injured in Rollover Vehicle Collision

its like any other supervisor. someone that knows the procedures and is there to guide. more than likely an EMT or Fireman that has been in the field for many years and has alot of experience.

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