Last Wednesday at 2 a.m., a car driving up Gibraltar Road failed to successfully navigate a sharp turn and plunged 400 off the side of the road. The two occupants, men in their 20s, were not seriously injured. They were lifted out of the wreckage by members of the county’s search and rescue team and transported to Cottage Hospital.
The following day at 10 p.m., another car, also carrying two men in their 20s, careened off the same portion of roadway near 2900 Gibraltar Road. The car rolled several times down the cliff before coming to rest against the vehicle that had gone over the side just 20 hours earlier. The men’s injuries were moderate.
“The Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue Team want to take this opportunity to remind all those driving on backcountry roads to be extra careful and attentive to driving the sharp and steep turns,” said the Sheriff’s Office in a prepared statement.