Santa Barbara Crash Leaves Rider Dead at Highway 1

A head-on collision resulted in the death of a motorcyclist in Santa Barbara on Thursday morning. 

Per CHP, a motorcycle and car collided on Highway 1 just before 8 a.m. 

It is unclear what caused the wreck at San Antonio Road.

Sadly, the rider died at the scene. 

Investigators are actively working to determine fault for the crash.

According to statistics, approximately 80% of accidents involving a motorcycle result in injuries or death. 

Motorcycle accidents, according to the NHTSA, accounted for 14% of motor vehicle accident deaths in 2019. Motorcyclists should be fully aware of the safety challenges in which they face while riding on roads in California. Below are some tips for motorcyclists:

  • Wear proper protection
  • Ride responsibly 
  • Be knowledgeable and practice how to properly operate a motorcycle 
  • Ensure you are licensed prior to operating a motorcycle

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