Santa Barbara, CA – One Man Seriously Injured in Bicycle Crash on Gibraltar Road
Santa Barbara, CA (August 5, 2018) – A male bicycle rider was reportedly hospitalized following a crash between his bicycle and a motor vehicle on Gibraltar Road in Santa Barbara on Saturday afternoon, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The collision apparently transpired at approximately 5:00 p.m. in the 2900 block of Gibraltar Road.
According to the statements made by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the bicycle and one vehicle were the only ones involved in the collision. Firefighters stated that the bicyclist was struck while he was riding his bicycle along Gibraltar Road when, for reasons that are currently unknown, he collided with an oncoming vehicle. The head-on collision left the man with very serious injuries.
Emergency personnel arrived on the scene to assist the injured bicyclist. The man who is believed to be in his 50’s, was reportedly airlifted to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital to be treated. There was no more information made available in regards to the cause of this collision. Likewise, neither the name nor the specific condition of the victim has been released at this time. The California Highway Patrol is currently leading the investigation.
We offer our most heartfelt compassion to the victim of this crash as we certainly maintain hope for his full recovery.
Santa Barbara Bicycle Accident
Officials will be investigating all aspects of this incident in an effort to reconcile the events that led to the victims’ injuries. Questions pertaining to why the bicyclist was in the road or whether or not the motorist swerved onto the shoulder will need to be answered.
Investigators will be examining all the evidence and looking to determine whether or not any negligent behavior played a role in order to establish liability. Depending on the final results of the investigation, the victim might have grounds for a personal injury claim.
We at Brady Law Group are here for you as we are passionately committed to holding negligent drivers accountable for the damage they cause. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident or other crash due to a negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to call us at (866) 211-2562 for a free consultation today.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.