On Wednesday morning, a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash on Highway 101 in Carpinteria. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the incident happened sometime around 6:45 a.m., south of Highway 150. Very few details about this motorcycle crash have been released, but we do know that 42-year-old Thomas Michael Judah was ejected from his 2016 Yamaha FZ-07 and suffered multiple serious injuries. For currently unknown reasons, his motorcycle crashed into a van that was in front of him.
First responders rushed to the scene, where Judah was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for the treatment of broken bones and trauma to the head. A portion of the roadway had to be closed for about an hour after the crash as first responders and crews worked the scene. The cause of this motorcycle wreck could still be under investigation with law enforcement officials. There has been no word on Judah’s current condition.