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Woman seriously injured after being struck by semi on HWY 101 near Refugio State Beach

semi truck serious injury crash
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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- A woman was hit by a semi truck on Highway 101 on Wednesday afternoon.

On Wednesday at around 2:44 p.m., CHP says a woman was hit by a big rig on Highway 101 by Arroyo Quemada Lane.

Santa Barbara CHP and Santa Barbara County Fire responded to the scene.

At arrival, first responders found the woman struck by a semi truck on the number two lane.

Officers identified the victim to be a 35-year-old woman.

In their investigation, CHP officers say the woman was standing on the right shoulder of the highway next to her car. They say for unknown reasons, she entered the southbound traffic lanes causing multiple cars to avoid crashing into her.

The semi truck was driving on the southbound number two lane when the woman stood on the white line that separates the right shoulder from the number two lane.

The woman entered the number two lane directly into the path of the truck and the truck crashed into the woman.

CHP says the woman was transported to Cottage Hospital. Santa Barbara County Fire says the woman sustained serious injuries.

CHP officers say during the transportation, officers say the woman was awake and conscious.

The crash is under investigation.

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