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Police investigator Mark Hunt looks over evidence in the intersection of Mission St. and 101 Southbound onramp.

Paul Wellman

Police investigator Mark Hunt looks over evidence in the intersection of Mission St. and 101 Southbound onramp.


UPDATED: Injured Cyclist in “Stable But Critical Condition”

Collision With Vehicle This Morning Shut Down 101’s Mission Street Exit


Monday, April 7, 2008

The cyclist struck by a vehicle this morning at the Mission Street onramp to Highway 101 is currently in Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital’s intensive care unit as a result of serious injuries to his head and face. According to a police report, the man, 23-year-old Johan Montoya, was struck shortly before 6:39 a.m. today by a red Nissan, the driver of which did not sustain any injuries.

As investigators are still looking into the accident, they’re asking anyone who may have witnessed it to call the Santa Barbara Police Department Traffic Accident Investigator at (805) 897-3719.

A previous statement from the CHP reported that the cyclist had died as a result of the crash, but acting Sergeant Donald Clotworthy has since updated media with news that that was incorrect. Earlier reports said the ramp would open at 10:30 a.m., but it did not open until later this afternoon.

Check in with independent.com soon for more information.

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