Driver extricated from Volkswagen Beetle after Santa Barbara crash

By JOSH FRIEDMAN

Firefighters extricated the driver of a Volkswagen Beetle who became trapped in his car on Thursday after crashing and rolling over on the outskirts of Santa Barbara.

Shortly after 3 p.m., the driver lost control and crashed near the intersection of State Street and Highway 154. The Beetle crashed into the side of a Mexican restaurant. 

Santa Barbara County firefighters extricated the driver, who suffered moderate injuries in the crash. Responders transported the driver to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

No one at the restaurant suffered any injuries. The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

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