Vehicle Crashes into Rocky Nook Park Creek

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By edhat staff

Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to a vehicle that crashed into the creek at Rocky Nook Park.

At 10:51 a.m. Saturday, crews arrived in the 600 block of Mission Canyon Road and found a Jeep had left the roadway and crashed into the creekbed, according to SBCFD Captain Daniel Bertucelli.

Firefighters assisted an injured female was inside the vehicle and transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

The cause of the collision is under investigation.

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Basicinfo805 Mar 29, 2021 07:02 PM
Vehicle Crashes into Rocky Nook Park Creek

Yes, nothing to do with the bridge. Personally, I like that bridge. It's cool. This was just one of those gas pedal instead of brake pedal maneuvers that happen from time to time. Luckily no innocent bystanders were injured. And hopefully she didn't kill a steelhead.

ScottDeVries Mar 28, 2021 02:35 PM
Vehicle Crashes into Rocky Nook Park Creek

I walked by there this morning and took some photos. Judging from the tire marks, the driver had parked in one of the spaces but had then driven forwards. Maybe she hit the gas instead of the brake, or didn't know she was in forward gear.

Emmenanthe Mar 28, 2021 11:08 AM
Vehicle Crashes into Rocky Nook Park Creek

Agreed - how did the driver manage to do this??!! Was this an intentional stunt to "illustrate" the limitations of the bridge? Glad she's OK, but, . . .
Don't mess with the beautiful, historic bridge. If you don' t like it, please take one or two minutes out of your lifetime and go around. Perhaps it would be a good exercise in time management. (You'll also relieve some of the traffic congestion where APS, Mission Ridge and tourists mix. A lot could be done with better signage, but of course, then the consultants and contractors wouldn't be able to run up huge invoices for the taxpayers to fund. )

millimesa Mar 27, 2021 08:35 PM
Vehicle Crashes into Rocky Nook Park Creek

Rebuild the bridge from pre historic to practical. Give walkers, joggers, school kids, seniors, tourists and locals, those in cars, and those on two wheels and opportunity to get where they’re going safely.

Artemisia Mar 27, 2021 08:17 PM
Vehicle Crashes into Rocky Nook Park Creek

WTH? How did she manage this?? Did the Jeep go off the road within the park? You'd think the stone bridge would block access to the creek from either direction on Mission Canyon Road itself. Looking forward to a more detailed description of this bizarre incident .

Basicinfo805 Mar 27, 2021 03:58 PM
Vehicle Crashes into Rocky Nook Park Creek

Wow, just wow. What next? Rocky Nook's been overtaken by true losers for some time now, but hey it's possible she was just a spring breaker from out of town that was instagramming while driving. Look at the firefighters' expressions - "yep, another fool move right here".

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