Motorcyclist Killed in Highway 1 Collision

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Motorcyclist Killed in Highway 1 Collision
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(Photo by Tom Himmelrich/SBCFD)
Update by edhat staff
3:50 p.m., April 22, 2018

A motorcyclist was killed in a traffic collision on Highway 1 near Jalama on Sunday afternoon.

At 2:40 p.m., Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to the scene three miles south of Jalama Road. Crews discovered a two-vehicle accident with a Ford Explorer vs a motorcycle. 

The male motorcyclist was ejected on impact and determined to be dead on arrival. There were four occupants in the Ford Explorer, an adult male driver, an adult female passenger, and two female children. All suffered minor injuries and were transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in two ground ambulances. 

CHP has the road closed in both directions and is handling the investigation of the collision. 


Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
2:58 p.m., April 22, 2018

A fatal traffic collision on Highway 1 North, south of Jalama Road. A motorcyclist was killed.

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Livlvefrve Apr 26, 2018 01:14 PM
Motorcyclist Killed in Highway 1 Collision

My friend and I arrived at the scene of the accident moments after it occured we both jumped out to see how we could help. We spotted the motorcylest and my friend and I along with several others began CPR and didnt stop until paramedics arrived. My friend and I got back in the car and continued our trip to go skydiving for the first time and we decided that we would dedicate our jump to Enrico and we did just that. My heart goes out to the friends and family of Enrico and I hope there is some comfort in knowing that several strangers fought for his life when he couldnt.

CivilEngineer Apr 23, 2018 08:12 AM
Motorcyclist Killed in Highway 1 Collision

Two deadly accidents in several days on this road. I guess you should buy the biggest SUV you can and prepare for the worst. Riding motorcycles on public highways with all of the distractions these days is like playing russian roulette.

Shasta Guy Apr 23, 2018 06:27 AM
Motorcyclist Killed in Highway 1 Collision

The speed limit from 101 to Lompoc on Highway 1 is 55. I've driven this stretch many, many times for work. Many drivers want to do this stretch at 75mph and become impatient behind drivers doing the speed limit which leads to a lot of unsafe passing. Slow down, enjoy the beautiful scenery, and get to your destination alive and unhurt. I'm sorry for those affected by the recent accidents this past week.

Howard Roark Apr 22, 2018 05:40 PM
Motorcyclist Killed in Highway 1 Collision

Every other day we have someone driving on the wrong side of the road causing a head on. Is the attention span at 1 second now?

2Turners Apr 23, 2018 08:19 AM
Motorcyclist Killed in Highway 1 Collision

Unfortunately, the rider did not understand that the consequences for losing attention can be a lot more serious on a motorcycle than in a car. Eyewitnesses said that the rider was reaching for something in a saddlebag, and drifted into oncoming traffic. Impact was on the front, left corner of the vehicle that caused the car to spin 180 degrees.

a-1534707806 Apr 23, 2018 07:56 AM
Motorcyclist Killed in Highway 1 Collision

If the SUV was stopped "dead in its tracks," then why was the driver apparently driving at 45 degree angle to the oncoming traffic? How does a car purposefully get in that position without skidding? Are you looking at a different photo?

oceandrew Apr 23, 2018 07:25 AM
Motorcyclist Killed in Highway 1 Collision

You guys aren't looking at the impact... there is no skidding on this type of impact, the SUV was stopped dead in its track while the bike was tossed to the side. You don't have a physicist or a pool shark to see how this came to be. As a motorcycle rider and a driver I can tell you it takes a lot more attention to ride a motorcycle than a car/suv.

a-1534707806 Apr 22, 2018 05:50 PM
Motorcyclist Killed in Highway 1 Collision

Just because the SUV is shown there doesn't necessarily mean its driver was at fault. A collision like this probably involved a lot of skidding, can't really blame them for being on the wrong side of the road.

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