Vehicle rollover, Highway 166 near the rock front ranch, Cuyama. One pt. With major injuries airlifted to Cottage Hospital. Call Newsline for more info. pic.twitter.com/Cpka8BegwC
— Dave Zaniboni (@SBCFireInfo) July 16, 2018
Firefighters and a helicopter helped rescue a man who was seriously injured in a rollover crash Monday on Highway 166.
Santa Barbara County Fire Captain Dave Zaniboni said the driver went off the road around 2 p.m. west of Cuyama near Rock Front Ranch.
After the man was found 40 feet off the road, firefighters worked to prepare him for a flight to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
Crews strapped the man to a backboard and wrapped him in a harness. He was hoisted to Santa Barbara County Sheriff/Fire Air Support Unit Copter 3.
The man in his mid-fifties — the only person in the car — had "major injuries," according to Zaniboni. His medical condition is not known.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.