Woman on bike seriously injured in crash with Santa Maria city bus

Posted at 7:10 PM, Apr 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-02 22:10:46-04

A woman was taken by helicopter to a local hospital after a major-injury collision with a bus Monday evening in Santa Maria.

Police report they were called to the scene at Caballero Ln. and McCoy Ln. at 5:49 p.m. after a Santa Maria Area Transit bus and the woman, who was riding a bike at the time, crashed in the intersection.                                                                                                                                                                                                              

                                                                   Bus and bicyclist crash at Caballero & McCoy in Santa Maria (Courtesy: Santa Maria Police Dept.)

"The bicyclist suffered major injuries and was transported to Cottage hospital in Santa Barbara via a Cal Star helicopter," Santa Maria Police Sgt. Michael McGehee wrote in a news release.

Officers with SMPD’s traffic bureau are investigating the collision. No additional details were immediately released.