Articles Tagged With ‘Collision’


A collision is an event in which two or more bodies exert forces on each other for a relatively short time. Although the most common colloquial use of the word “collision” refers to incidents in which two or more objects collide, the scientific use of the word “collision” implies nothing about the magnitude of the force.

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Teen killed in three-vehicle collision

CORRECTION: The teen who died was driving in a car with Gino Lopez. One person died and four were injured in a three car drunk driving accident on the Cuesta Grade Friday evening. At about 8:30 p.m., Gino Lopez, 21,... (Continue reading)

Paraglider gets tangled in Templeton power lines

A paraglider crashed into a power pole in Templeton and became tangled in power lines early Thursday afternoon. Emergency crews responded and rescued. The paraglider was not electrocuted, but he did suffer injuries. His current condition is unclear. The accident... (Continue reading)

Pedestrian killed in collision with Santa Barbara officer

An off-duty Santa Barbara police lieutenant struck and killed a man who was walking in the fast lane on Highway 101 Tuesday night. The officer tried to avoid the collision, according to the California Highway Patrol. [KCOY] At approximately 10:30... (Continue reading)

North County man rescued hours after plunge into ravine

A Heritage Ranch man spent more than 12 hours trapped in a North County ravine after wrecking his car and suffering serious injuries Friday night. Emergency crews rescued him Saturday morning after the keen eye of a former PG&E worker... (Continue reading)

Pedestrian killed in Pismo Beach

A 40-year-old man was struck and killed Saturday morning by a car on Highway 101 in Pismo Beach. Shortly before 3 a.m., the victim was walking in a southbound lane of the highway just north of Oak Park Boulevard when... (Continue reading)

Fatal Templeton accident victim identified

The California Highway Patrol has identified the woman who was killed in a single car accident early Thursday morning as 19-year-old Karina Almaguer Lopez of Paso Robles. Shortly after midnight, Lopez was headed northbound on Highway 101 over the Main... (Continue reading)

Driver hits 400-pound bear on Highway 101

A Grover Beach woman collided with a bear while driving on Highway 101 Saturday night near Santa Margarita. The crashed killed the bear and caused the woman’s vehicle to flip over and slide about 50 feet down the highway. [Tribune]... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria child airlifted after hit-and-run

A suspect drove a pickup truck through a Santa Maria apartment complex, hit a 5-year-old boy and fled on Saturday, according to the city’s police department. A helicopter then airlifted the boy to a Santa Barbara hospital. [KCOY] The child... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student charged with vandalism after DUI crash

A Cal Poly student drove a truck through two gates and then crashed again, causing the vehicle to roll over early Sunday morning on the university campus. University police arrested the man on DUI and felony vandalism charges. [KSBY] Architectural... (Continue reading)

Woman plunges 100 feet off Gaviota bridge

A 56-year-old woman fell 100 feet off of a railroad trestle bridge in Gaviota Sunday afternoon, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The woman reportedly survived with moderate to major injuries. A helicopter airlifted her to Cottage Hospital... (Continue reading)



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