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Car rolls down 25-foot ravine into creek

By Claire Scholl, NewsChannel 3 Assignment Editor, assignmentdesk@keyt.com
Published On: Mar 19 2013 08:25:36 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 20 2013 12:56:52 AM CDT

An elderly man is in the hospital after he misjudged a curve and rolled over into a creek.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

A 94-year-old Santa Barbara man is recovering after losing control of his car and crashing down an embankment, according to the Santa Barbara police department.

The crash happened just after 4:30 p.m. on Alameda Padre Serra and Gutierrez street. The driver's Lexus went 25 feet down a ravine into a creek.

Witnesses say the driver appeared "out of it."

He had to be extricated and taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, no word yet on the severity of his injuries.

No other cars were involved.  No one else was hurt.

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