On Monday night, there was an injury crash in Orcutt. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, a driver was sent to the hospital for treatment of major injuries. Very few details about this crash have been released, but we do know that the wreck knocked out the traffic lights at the intersection of Union Valley Parkway and Orcutt Road. Initial reports indicate that a vehicle veered onto the sidewalk and hit a traffic pole. The vehicle then struck another car, went through the intersection, hit another traffic pole and landed on its roof in a drainage canal beside the roadway.
The driver was rushed to the hospital for treatment of major injuries including a lacerated liver and brain bleed. There has been no word on his current condition. Alcohol was suspected to be a factor in this crash, which is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement officials.