SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

A man is recovering in the hospital after a car crash. The accident happened just before 11 a.m. Monday one mile south of Windy Gap on the 1900 block of Highway 154.

Santa Barbara County Fire officials said a red pick-up truck went about 50 feet over the side of the road. Only the driver was in the car.

Emergency crews used a Stokes basket with rope system to pull the man back to the road.

He suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital via ambulance.

Highway traffic flow was not interrupted during this crash scene.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.