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Pedestrian airlifted with severe head injury following apparent hit and run in Buellton

Posted at 7:02 PM, Nov 24, 2019

A man was airlifted with a severe head injury after officials believe he was hit by a car in Buellton.

Officials with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department say they were dispatched to the intersection of Highway 246 and Avenue of the Flags around 5:45 p.m.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a man just west of the intersection who appeared to have been hit by a car, but there was no car at the scene.

Santa Barbara County fire officials believe the man is a victim of a hit and run.

According to authorities, bystanders found the man, believed to be a transient, in the roadway with a significant head injury.

Paramedics gave the pedestrian medical attention on scene before transporting him to the hospital via helicopter.

Emergency crews closed down the intersection to land Cal Star 7 and airlift the man to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.