Motorcycle Crash on Highway 101, Left One Injured

SANTA MARIA, CA (July 20, 2022) – Sunday evening, a motorcycle collision on Highway 101, near Bettervia Road, left one person injured.

The incident happened on July 17, at around 8:21 p.m., in the southbound lanes of Highway 101, when a motorcycle was struck by a vehicle.

Due to the impact of the collision, the motorcyclist sustained injuries. He was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, authorities closed both lanes of Highway 101 during investigation and cleanup but reopened them after 20 minutes.

At this time, no other information is available about the motorcyclist or the other vehicle involved. However, an active investigation is underway. Santa Maria officials urge anyone with further information about the collision to call local authorities as soon as possible.


Motorcyclists rarely escape injury when an accident occurs. It is important to never underestimate the bike’s speed when you’re riding a motorcycle. Additionally, strictly follow traffic laws and the conditions of the road. For other drivers, do not tailgate a motorcyclist and maintain a safe following distance. Give motorcyclists a full traffic lane when you pass, as they too have equal rights on the road.


After a motorcycle accident, your main focus should be on your health. At Sweet James, they help accident victims heal by pursuing their cases from beginning to end. With them, the only thing you have to focus on is getting back on your feet, they will take care of the rest. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, call them today at (800) 975-3435 for a free case evaluation. One of their experienced legal professionals will assist you. They are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any of your questions through email, text message, or online chat. Click here to request a police report.

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