[05-23-2023] Santa Barbara County, CA – One Man Dead, Another Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash in Goleta

[05-23-2023] One Man Dead, Another Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash in GoletaFlorencio P., a 55-year-old man, was killed, while Pedro C., 64, sustained minor injuries in a solo-vehicle crash in Goleta on Tuesday morning, May 23, 2023.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash occurred on the Fairview Avenue onramp to Highway 101 at around 5:15 a.m.

The victim’s 1999 Ford Ranger pickup truck spun out of control off the onramp and into a field, landing on its roof.

The passenger, Perez, did not survive and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, Contreras, sustained minor injuries and was transported to the nearest medical center.

Drugs or alcohol were not believed to have contributed to the crash.

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What to Do After a Car Accident

It is impossible to predict when or where an accident will occur. Therefore, we need to be prepared for anything at any time. Those who have been in car accidents know how crucial it is to be ready for the worst-case scenario. Now that you know your situation, you can protect yourself if necessary. Here are some things you or the victim’s loved ones can do following a car accident:

  • Collecting as much information as possible is essential at the scene of an accident. Exchange information with the other parties involved, if applicable.
  • Immediately report this to the authorities and do not admit fault. A copy of the accident report can be obtained from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or the police station where the report was filed within a few days. You must submit it together with your claim.
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  • Find a doctor right now. Get medical attention if you’ve been hurt, even if you don’t need it.
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Fatal Single-Vehicle Accident Statistics

Thousands of Americans are killed, and countless more are injured in car accidents. And yearly, two million lives are lost, and ten times as many are injured in motor accidents worldwide.

According to the National Safety Council, traffic accident deaths rose 8.3 percent in 2020. Three years of decline led to that increase. The number of people killed in car accidents in the United States was 39,107 in 2019. The figure, however, jumped to 42,338 by the year 2020.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) reported that 3,847 people died in California vehicle collisions in 2020. Forty-one percent of all fatalities occurred in collisions involving two or more cars, accounting for 1,587 deaths, while single-vehicle collisions were responsible for 2,260 deaths overall (59%).

At least two vehicles were involved in 77% of all injuries, 71% of all collisions leading to injuries, and 72% of all accidents. In the year 2020, there were about 8,000 fatalities and injuries attributed to angle collisions.

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