On Monday evening, a bicycle rider was critically injured in a crash with a Santa Maria Area Transit bus. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the collision happened at the corner of Caballero and East McCoy lanes at about 5:50 p.m. Very few details about this incident have been released, but we do know that the injured female cyclist was airlifted to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment.
There has been no word on how the collision happened. Traffic on McCoy lane had to be detoured for over an hour as crews and investigators worked the scene. No information has been released on the cyclist’s condition, and the collision is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement officials.