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Bicyclist seriously injured in crash near Orcutt Hills trailhead


ORCUTT, Calif. - Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to a serious bicycle crash near the Orcutt Hills trailhead Thursday evening.

The crash happened around 7:06 p.m. south of the Rice Ranch Open Space.

County Fire responded with two engines and a battalion chief. County Air Support helicopter 3 also responded due to the isolated location of the crash.

Firefighters said the biker had fallen and suffered a traumatic injury, possibly to the head.

Crews were able to reach the bicyclist by foot. The victim was reportedly loaded onto a Stokes Basket and is being wheeled to Copter 3 where they will be flown to a nearby trauma center for treatment.

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