WEATHER »

State Street Accident Rider Identified


[UPDATE] Santa Barbara Police reported on March 17 that Ken Saks died shortly after being removed from life support.

[ORIGINAL STORY]

A motorcycle accident at State and Carrillo streets last Friday landed a man recently identified as Ken “Levi” Livingston Saks in the hospital with “substantial internal injuries,” Sergeant Joshua Morton of the Police Department said. Well-known in Santa Barbara as a Vietnam vet who had lost his legs to complications of Agent Orange exposure, Saks had turned from Carrillo Street onto State but apparently lost control of his tri-wheeled bike and ended up on the sidewalk. He collided with a tree and stone bench in front of Saks Off 5th, Morton said, and passersby helped him out from beneath the trike.

The police Critical Reconstruction Team closed the block for a time the afternoon of March 3, but information on how the single-vehicle accident occurred is not yet available, Morton said. Saks, who is 70 years old, remains in the hospital.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Renovated Cabrillo Ball Park Now Open

The park got new exercise equipment, multi-use grass turf areas, and an upgraded softball field.

UCSB Researcher Charged with Molesting Child on Campus

Dr. Hongjun Zhou was arrested September 6.

Teen Serial Robber Caught and Confesses

The suspect was identified through an anonymous tipster.

New Eastside Playground Finished

Swings and a play structure go up at the Municipal Tennis Courts.

Affordable Units Open in Goleta

Casas de Los Carneros is fully tenanted.