Two Injured in Head-On Collision on SR-154

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Update by the California Highway Patrol
2:50 p.m., November 16, 2017

The complete CHP report can be found at the bottom of this article. 

Update by the edhat staff
8:00 p.m., November 14, 2017

Two people suffered major injuries and were airlifted to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital after a head-on vehicle collision on SR-154 Tuesday evening.

Santa Barbara County Firefighters responded to the scene at SR-154 and Armor Ranch Road in Santa Ynez Valley at 5:34 p.m. with an ambulance, California Highway Patrol (CHP), a CALstar helicopter, and a helicopter from Santa Barbara County Air Support in Santa Ynez. 

One driver struck a deer crossing the roadway and swerved into the path of another oncoming vehicle where they collided head-on, said Fire Captain Dave Zaniboni.

There was one person in each vehicle, both males estimated to be in their 30's or early 40's. Major extrication was involved for both victims, which took firefighters quite a while to complete. Both drivers complained of major injuries and were transported by separate helicopters to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, said Zaniboni.

CHP is the agency investigating the cause of the accident.


Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
6:15 p.m., November 14, 2017

Major injury accident at Highway 154 at the 246, a vehicle hit a deer then a van.

Another accident reported on Highway 154 at Stagecoach Road with a vehicle on its roof. A third accident reported near the entrance to Cachuma Lake.

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a-1511225085 Nov 17, 2017 09:07 PM
Two Injured in Head-On Collision on SR-154

This was a tragic and freak accident. Three vehicles involved. Deer hit 1st vehicle and was propelled into an oncoming 2nd vehicle and that 2nd vehicle lost control and veered head-on into a 3rd vehicle. The driver of the 3rd vehicle has since passed away. The driver of the 2nd vehicle is in intensive care.

Flicka Nov 15, 2017 11:52 AM
Two Injured in Head-On Collision on SR-154

I think it would be scary to live in the valley and need to commute over the pass to SB every day. The one person I know over there who comes down daily takes the 101.

Roger Nov 14, 2017 06:34 PM
Two Injured in Head-On Collision on SR-154

Per CHP there were 2 separate accidents a Buick hit a deer...And a Toyota Prius hit a Dodge Van not sure who has major injuries.

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