One Injured in Gaviota Traffic Collision

Update by the edhat staff

A driver was taken to the hospital following a single vehicle collision near the Gaviota Tunnel early Wednesday evening.

At 6:31 p.m., Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to Highway 101 northbound, just north of the tunnel, and discovered a vehicle had collided with a tree off the roadway.

The vehicle sustained major damage and extrication was required to retrieve the solo female driver.

The driver was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital by a ground ambulance.

The cause of this collision is under investigation.

The Fire Department urges motorists to slow down and use caution near scenes of accidents.

Photo: SBCFD

Reported by Tagdes

Traffic Collision  101 N-bnd Gaviota  Rest stop. County AMR and Copter.

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    • Yes, ground ambulance, it’s in the posts right here that they had an LZ getting set up for Calstar 7 and switched to County Copter 3 only to switch to ground ambulance rather than copter due to weather and patients’ injury severity. I was monitoring the call when it was accurately given.

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