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Mother Files Lawsuit for Wrongful Death in Fatal Santa Barbara Hit-And-Run

By Renee Nordstrand on June 27, 2013

The family of a 22-year-old Santa Barbara man who was the victim in a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run accident on Highway 101 in Santa Barbara has filed a lawsuit for negligence and wrongful death against several parties.

The young man was struck and killed just after 1 a.m. on January 15 on Highway 101 near the Ortega Street footbridge.

There had been reports that the victim had been staggering along the highway — and later toxicology reports confirmed that he had a blood alcohol concentration of .256, which is three times over the limit at which a driver is considered too drunk to be behind the wheel.

The mother of the young man is suing the driver of the car who struck him, two of his family members, and the driver of a cab and the company he was employed with.

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