An Orange County woman is dead after a flatbed truck crossed the median on Highway 101 near Goleta and crashed head-on into her pickup truck. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is still investigating why the accident happened.
Noozhawk.com reports that the 2008 International Durastar flatbed truck was traveling north on Highway 101 and was hauling agricultural containers for Greenheart Farms when the accident occurred. The driver of the flatbed truck claimed that the brakes on the truck locked up, which caused him to veer into the southbound lanes of Highway 101. The CHP has not confirmed that as the cause of the devastating head-on crash. Read the rest »
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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