Highway 154 Reopens After Head-On Collision
Highway 154 is now open in both directions just east of the entrance to Lake Cachuma following a traffic accident.
Update by edhat staff
Highway 154 is closed in both directions due to a head-on vehicle collision near the Cachuma Lake entrance.
At 8:41 a.m., Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle collision 1/4 mile east of the lake entrance and found a pickup truck and passenger vehicle collided.
One female passenger needed extrication from the vehicle that took 15 minutes. She was assessed by paramedics and determined to have moderate injuries and transported to the CalStar 7 helicopter that landed in a field near Lake Cachuma. She was then transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
A juvenile female also suffered minor injuries and was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital by ground ambulance. The driver of the pickup suffered minor injuries and was assessed by paramedics on the scene but ultimately declined transport to the hospital.
Highway 154 is currently closed in both directions. CHP is investigating this incident.
Update by Caltrans
Date/Time: Friday, September 13 at 9:30 AM
Location: Highway 154 East of the Lake Cachuma Entrance.
Highway 154 is closed in both directions just east of the entrance to Lake Cachuma following a traffic accident.
There is no estimate when Highway 154 will re-open at this location.
CHP Traffic Incident Information Page: http://cad.chp.ca.gov
Head-on vehicle collision on Highway 154 a fourth mile from the Cachuma Lake Entrance.