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2 motorcycle riders critically injured in crash with SUV in Orcutt

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Two people were critically injured Sunday afternoon in a crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV in Orcutt, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

The accident occurred about 2:15 p.m. near Lakeview and Hillview roads, said Mike Eliason, a Fire Department spokesman.

Two people were on the motorcycle — the male driver and a female passenger — and both were ejected onto the roadway, Eliason said.

The man was taken by Calstar medical helicopter to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, while the woman was taken by AMR ambulance to Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, Eliason said.

Both had major injuries. Their names and details on their conditions were not available.

The driver of the SUV was not hurt, Eliason said.

The accident was under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.

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