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Injury Accident at Hwy 135 and Clark Ave.
updated: Mar 09, 2017, 4:14 PM

Update by the Dedicated staff of edhat.com at 4:13 p.m. March 9, 2017

At 1:35 p.m. Santa Barbara County Fire Department engine companies responded to a call at the intersection of Highway 135 and Clark Ave. in Orcutt, that led to the airlifting of an elderly man to Cottage Hospital. 

When units arrived, they found that an old, 1950's two door Cadillac had collided into a concrete pole at a stop light in a single vehicle accident. The single male driver was complaining of major injuries, and was transported to Santa Maria airport by Santa Barbara County Air Support Unit Copter 4. From there, he was transported by AMR to air units that then took him to Cottage Hospital where he will be treated for his injuries.

The cause of this accident is unknown, California Highway Patrol and the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department are on the scene.

Photos courtesy of Santa Barbara County Fire Department

 

Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy at 3:47 p.m., March 9, 2017

There was a major injury vehicle accident at Clark and 135 Southbound off ramp involving 2 vehicles...

Comments in order of when they were received | (reverse order)

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-09 03:43 PM

One of the vehicles involved was a red 1957 Chevy....

 

 REX OF SB agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-09 03:54 PM

Roger – turns out it was a one-vehicle crash, per Noozhawk, and it was a beautiful 1959 Cadillac convertible that inexplicably slammed into a traffic light pole.

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-09 04:14 PM

Wow CHP web said different oh well Thanks for the info.

 

 COMMENT 762575 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-09 04:54 PM

Hope the guys ok. What a bummer on that classic auto.

 

 COMMENT 762584 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-09 05:30 PM

I'm thinking the driver may have suffered a medical event. Most people with a car like this drive very carefully.

 

 COMMENT 762622P agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-09 08:05 PM

Good thing that Caddy is built like a tank. Too bad there were no airbags.

 

 COMMENT 762647 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-10 08:29 AM

Poor guy hope he's okay. Atleast he survived...being in that caddy is a death trap if you were in a bad wreck.

 

 COMMENT 762701 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-10 11:37 AM

Vehicles frequently run the red light turning right off the SB ramp. They sometimes cause near accidents, but I have never seen an officer give a ticket there.. Perhaps that was a factor in this case.

 

 COMMENT 762856 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-11 08:30 AM

The Caddy's been on the road longer than I've been alive (I'm a 1962), and now it's a "death trap"? Only if it rolls over on you, and according to safercar(.)gov only 2% of vehicle accidents are "rollovers".

Only 20% of traffic accidents are single vehicle, only 2% of traffic accidents involve bicycles, and only .1% of traffic accidents involve fire. I couldn't find any number for the percentage of motorcycle involved accidents, but I know they used to be few & far between.

So ask yourself how it's possible that a pedestrian, or bicycle, or motorcycle, or a rollover, or flaming car wreck happens virtually every day of the week around here?

I don't get out much, so Thursday I asked a friend who was going to Santa Maria for a Dr.'s appt. to take a photo of the concrete pole this car supposedly hit, & he didn't get a picture, because he couldn't find any damaged concrete pole - he didn't understand that I wanted to prove the pole wasn't hit by any car...

 

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