Two motorcyclists killed in Northern Santa Barbara County crashes

June 1, 2021

Fatal collision in Los Alamos

By JOSH FRIEDMAN

A pair of motorcyclists died in crashes in Northern Santa Barbara County during Memorial Day weekend.

First, a motorcyclist crashed in Santa Maria at about 8 a.m. Sunday. No other vehicles were involved in the crash, which occurred near the intersection of McCoy Lane and College Avenue, according to the Santa Maria Police Department.

Officers arrived at the intersection and found the motorcyclist, whom responders pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the deceased motorcyclist was a Hispanic man. Authorities are withholding the man’s identity while they notify relatives.

Then on Monday afternoon, a motorcycle collided with a vehicle on the southbound Highway 101 offramp at Bell Street in Los Alamos. Responders pronounced the motorcyclist dead at the scene of the crash, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

Fire officials say the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash did not suffer injuries. Law enforcement personnel are investigating the Los Alamos collision.


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NorthCountyLady

I would not get on a motorcycle unless I had absolutely no responsibilities or loved ones who would grieve my death. The roads are not safe, people drive irresponsibly and when it comes to a motorcycle and a car or truck the motorcyclist will either die or be gravely injured. Not a risk I would take if I had a family who needs me.


Chill

Police don’t care about speeding drivers due to under funding.


sardonicsentiment

Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased.


That being said; Who else in on board with a more stringent driver license test for all? Upvote for yes.


Driving is not a right. It is a privilege. There are far too many unqualified drivers operating heavy machinery(aka cars) on the road. Tougher tests would reduce the number of bad drivers, the number of cars/pollution, etc etc. What might the downsides be?


Also, the crooked dmv employees taking bribes for licenses NEEDS to be addressed immediately! Disturbing stuff imo. Money over people’s lives; yikes.


Rambunctious

How sad…I wouldn’t take a bike out on the road today for all the money in the world…with cell phone distractions and way too many trucks and cars on the road….no way!!! people drive like maniacs today….


Mark

Why do we need to know that one of the people that died is hispanic? What does that have to do with anything? Race, race, race.


jdchem

Perhaps you have been sensitized? You didn’t object to the identification of his gender.