Officials are still trying to piece together what happened in an accident that left two bicyclists injured on Highway 135 in the Orcutt-Santa Maria area. One of the cyclist’s injuries was so severe that he was airlifted to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
Details are still sketchy, but what is known is that the two cyclists were hurt in a collision with a vehicle in the afternoon. Two emergency vehicles arrived on the scene, plus a Cal Star helicopter was dispatched to ferry the more seriously injured bicyclist to the hospital. Highway 135 had to be closed for a period to allow the emergency helicopter to land
According to Noozhawk.com, the other cyclist suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital by ground. A spokesman for the Santa Barbara County Fire Department said that the accident is still under investigation. There is no current word as to the condition of the more seriously injured bicyclist.
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