Tanker Truck Rolls Over on Highway 154
Photo by Mike Eliason / SBCFD
Updated by edhat staff
A tanker truck rolled over on Highway 154 near San Antonio Creek Road Wednesday afternoon causing major traffic delays.
The traffic incident took place around 1:46 p.m. Santa Barbara County Firefighters found a large sanitation container truck, which was empty, had flipped on its side just south of San Antonio Creek Road. It appeared the vehicle was traveling eastbound towards Santa Barbara when the driver lost control on the curve and flipped over.
The 66-year-old male driver was initially stuck inside a vehicle when a passerby used a hammer to break the windshield and safely extricate the driver. He sustained minor injuries and was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
The truck is completely blocking the westbound lanes of Highway 154 and it will take at least one hour for the roadway to be cleared. Traffic is backed up in the area.
California Highway Patrol is investigating this incident.