Two Los Angeles men were injured, one seriously, in a single car rollover this morning on northbound Highway 101, between Highway 154 and Los Alamos.
A section of the highway, about one-quarter mile south of Woodchopper Hill, was closed to allow a Cal Star helicopter to airlift the unidentified 73-year-old driver with serious injuries to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
It took 10 minutes for fire crews to extricate the victim from the vehicle, said Capt. David Sadecki of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.
The passenger, Balta Huarcha, 42, suffered minor injuries.
According the California Highway Patrol, the 4-door SUV drifted into the center median and the driver overcorrected, causing the vehicle to roll numerous times. The occupants were on the way to San Jose.
Three county fire engines, CHP, American Medical Response ambulance, and the county Sheriff’s Department responded to the 9:49 a.m. crash, Sadecki said.