SANTA BARBARA A man and his toddler daughter were taken to the hospital Sunday after they were struck by a car in downtown Santa Barbara.
The incident occurred at State and Yanonali Street shortly after 3 p.m., according to Battalion Chief Jim McCoy of the Santa Barbara City Fire Department.
The father and 2-year-old girl were legally crossing intersection when an adult driver struck them while turning. The father went over the hood and roof of the car and fell clear. The child went under and was dragged approximately 20 to 30 feet, said Battalion Chief McCoy.
Passersby assisted family members in removing the child from under the car, said Sgt. Todd Johnson of the Santa Barbara Police Department.
The girl suffered serious injuries and was transported with her father to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Sgt. Johnson said.
Santa Barbara police are investigating. Sgt. Johnson are neither drugs or alcohol are suspected of being factors in the collision.
Harbor Patrol responded as the incident was near the waterfront. When Santa Barbara Fire Engine 1 arrived, the child was no longer under the car, according to Battalion Chief McCoy.
Northbound State Street was temporarily blocked by emergency vehicles and the vehicle involved in the collision, Battalion Chief McCoy said.