A 21-year-old man was injured Thursday afternoon following a rollover accident on Highway 101 in Goleta.

According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the accident happened at around 2:45 p.m. on the northbound side of highway 101 near the Fairview off ramp. The man is believed to have entered the freeway northbound from Fairview at a high rate of speed in a rented Kia. As the driver was merging, another car ahead was changing into the right lane. The Driver of the Kia swerved, struck the car attempting to change lanes and hit a nearby tree.

The driver was extracted from the wreckage and transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for his injuries.

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