Cyclists Injured from Vehicle Collision in Los Olivos

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Photo: Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD)
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By edhat staff

A group of cyclists was hit by a vehicle near Los Olivos on Sunday leaving one person seriously injured.

Santa Barbara County Firefighters responded to highway 154 and Foxen Canyon Road at 3:02 p.m. for a vehicle collision.

Crews found several bicyclists were struck by a vehicle leaving one cyclist with minor injuries and another with serious injuries that required CalStar helicopter transport to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

The cause of the collision is under investigation. 

Photo:SBCFD

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yacht rocked Nov 08, 2021 07:27 AM
Cyclists Injured from Vehicle Collision in Los Olivos

The 154/Foxen intersection has been the location of many accidents, some fatal, over the years. Crossing the 154 by bike can be dicey, especially from the Los Olivos side which has an uphill ramp to the 154. It needs a roundabout.

Luvaduck Nov 08, 2021 09:08 AM
Cyclists Injured from Vehicle Collision in Los Olivos

Always hard to tell who is a fault: groups not staying in the bike lane or cars wandering into the bike lane. One thing is sure: "Whether the pot hits the dish or the dish hitsthe pot, it's bad for the dish." Bikers wearing flashing lights, and rearview mirrors on their helmets and NOT aggressively riding 3 or 4 abreast are respectful of others & have an intelligent interest in staying whole. Drivers who won't even pay enough attetion to stay in their lane shouldn't drive at all.

Seabird Nov 09, 2021 06:50 AM
Cyclists Injured from Vehicle Collision in Los Olivos

Look at the skid marks. It does appear they may have been trying to cross the road. Looks like the driver tried like heck to avoid them. Bicycle groups, in particular, don't usually follow the rules of stop signs, etc., tending to think more of themselves as pedestrians with right of way for everything. It's just folly.

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