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Vehicle Rollover On Hwy 166
updated: Feb 26, 2017, 9:08 AM

By the Dedicated staff of edhat.com

On Sunday February 26 at 7:09 a.m., Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to a call with two fire companies, Cal Star Helicopter, CHP, a rescue ambulance, and AMR.

A single vehicle rollover occured at the Rock Front Ranch area of Hwy 166 just west of Cuyama, with the vehicle ending up approximately 50 feet over the side of the road. Of the three occupants in the vehicle, the female driver estimated to be 20's was complaining of major injuries and was airlifted by Cal Star to Cottage Hospital. The other two occupants sustained moderate and minor injuries, andd were transported by ground ambulance AMR to Marian Hospital, reports Captain Dave Zaniboni.

 

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 COMMENT 760307 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-02-26 09:56 AM

With all these reports of single vehicle rollovers it'd sure be nice to learn HOW they occur (just the facts ma'am) so we might learn to avoid such behaviours or maneuvers.

I can speculate as well as the next person but that'd be opinion only and there's way too many of those swirling already.

 

 COMMENT 760314 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-02-26 11:12 AM

Facts 90% routine roadway, straight or slight curve; 75% rural, 40% speed, 50% alcohol with lesser incidents or combinations of driver fatigue, weather conditions, driver inattentiveness or distractions.

 

 COMMENT 760315 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-02-26 11:12 AM

Taking a curve as fast as possible without rolling over is a great idea that doesn't always transfer into reality. Why people push the speed envelope on country highways is another question.

There are other causes of rollovers in single-vehicle accidents, of course.

 

 REX OF SB agree helpful negative off topic

2017-02-26 11:25 AM

@314: A big THANK YOU for these figures. Perhaps the speculationists amongst us will find solace in the knowledge that not every accident can be blamed on cellphone use.

 

 COMMENT 760325 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-02-26 12:26 PM

Here is some fax for 2016:

Top 10 Leading Causes of Crashes in the US according to the latest statistical data released by the Department of Transportation include:

1. Distractions while Driving – Typically this is due to illegal use of cell phones but other causes include reaching over to tune the radio, talking to passengers and believe it or not, lighting a cigarette while trying to handle the wheel.
2. Over the Speed Limit (Speeding)
3. DUI (Drunk Driving)
4. Reckless / Careless Driving

5. Weather (Especially Rain)
6. Failure to Stop at Traffic Lights
7. Failure to Stop at Stop Signs
8. Teen Drivers 9. Impaired Vision of Night Driving
10. Defects within the Design of the Vehicle

 

 COMMENT 760335 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-02-26 02:44 PM

314... Good start but still doesn't explain how a vehicle ends up on it's roof all by itself.

I get that going off an embankment will have that effect or just going off the side of the road that is steeply slanted ergo keeping the rubber on the road is of tantamount importance. But what of the rollovers that don't involve going off road? Or do they all involve OHV impersonations (for whatever reason)?

 

 COMMENT 760338 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-02-26 03:08 PM

314 I think you meant to say its routine roadway every time, 70% of the time. FACTS

 

 COMMENT 760343 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-02-26 03:59 PM

314 here, I should have noted these were the stats for fatal accidents and one can see the only difference is distractions are more prevalent in all crashes but not when they are fatal. It also clearly said 90% are on routine roadway as on HWY 101, HWY 166 or Hwy 154 verses east or west Camino Cielo and similar or even dirt and gravel roads.

 

 COMMENT 760385P agree helpful negative off topic

2017-02-26 11:15 PM

all sound reasonable, but please include sources. That ups credibility.

 

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