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Santa Barbara Bicycle DUI Hit-and-Run Crash Anacapa and Ortega Streets

Santa Barbara Bicycle DUI Hit-and-Run Crash Anacapa and Ortega Streets

Santa Barbara hit-and-run Anacapa Ortega

Bicyclist, 14, Badly Injured in Santa Barbara Hit-and-Run Crash at Anacapa and Ortega

SANTA BARBARA, CA (August 8, 2021) – A DUI hit-and-run crash badly injured a bicyclist near Anacapa and Ortega streets in Santa Barbara.

According to the Noozhawk and KEYT News, the accident took place on Saturday evening. Officers reported the collision on August 7 at around 6 p.m.

The incident happened when a 14-year-old juvenile was riding a bicycle south in the 600 block of Anacapa Street in Santa Barbara. A maroon pickup truck was also traveling south at the time.

Santa Barbara police said for an unknown reason, the car hit the teen near East Ortega Street. The rider ended up thrown from the bike upon impact.

Bicycle Rider Hit by DUI Driver

The juvenile rolled under the vehicle and became dragged about 20 feet in the process. Firefighters along with the paramedics arrived at the scene and found the bicyclist left wounded in the roadway.

The victim sustained moderate injuries as a result of the collision. Medical personnel then took the patient to the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, police affirmed that the male driver of the pickup did not stop to render aid and fled the area. They soon located the truck near East De La Guerra and Alisos Street.

Officers saw the man sleeping in the garage of a home on East Ortega and determined that he was under the influence of alcohol. They arrested him for felony hit-and-run and DUI.

The Santa Barbara DUI hit-and-run crash is still under investigation.

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