[03-18-2022] Santa Barbara County, CA – One Man Killed, Another Seriously Injured in Fatal Traffic Collision Near Summerland

After a crash on southbound Highway 101 near Summerland that killed his passenger, a 21-year-old Oxnard driver was arrested early Friday, March 18.

[03-18-2022] Santa Barbara County, CA - One Man Killed, Another Seriously Injured in Fatal Traffic Collision Near SummerlandAccording to the California Highway Patrol, the crash occurred around 2:15 a.m. south of North Padaro Lane.

According to officials with the CHP’s Santa Barbara office, the Oxnard man was driving a Nissan sedan in the left southbound lane when he allegedly collided with the back of an asphalt dump truck.

Before coming to a halt near train tracks, the Nissan veered off the right shoulder and collided with two trees.
The Nissan’s passenger died on the spot.

The victim’s identity was not immediately revealed.

According to CHP Officer Jonathan Gutierrez, the Nissan driver was seriously injured.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, according to the agency. The Star does not name suspects until the district attorney’s office has filed formal charges against them.

Officials said the asphalt truck’s driver was unharmed.

The accident is still being investigated.

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Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash Statistics

Life-altering consequences can be caused by a car accident. Driving a car can still be dangerous, despite being so used to seeing them in our daily lives. While driving, a driver under the influence or distracted could engage in any one of the following behaviors:

Every year, thousands of people are killed in car accidents in the United States. Car accidents kill a large number of people each year, whether they are on the road or driving their own vehicle.

The US Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) recorded 36,560 motor vehicle-related deaths in 2018.

Santa Barbara County Car Accident Lawyer for Victims of Traffic Collision

A victim of negligence or the loss of a loved one may be entitled to financial compensation.

An attorney for wrongful death can help you get compensation for the losses you’ve suffered because of the death of your loved one.

Other benefits include the ability to offset some of the expensive medical bills and other costs that may have been incurred following the accident. Accidental or sudden death victims are also eligible for unemployment benefits.

Our Santa Barbara County car accident lawyers at Arash Law have decades of experience dealing with insurance companies. Set up a free consultation by calling (888) 488-1391. Defending the rights of accident victims is our top priority.

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