On Saturday night, a motorcycle rider was injured in a crash in the downtown Santa Barbara area. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the wreck happened at De La Vina and West Micheltorena Streets, just before 7:30 p.m. Initial reports indicate that the motorcycle rider was going south on De La Vina when a Ford SUV pulled out in front of him.
The motorcycle rider was ejected from his Suzuki GSF bike when it struck the SUV. He was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. There has been no word on his current condition, or whether or not the driver of the SUV was cited. This motorcycle wreck is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement authorities.