[11-09-2023] Santa Barbara County, CA – Man Hospitalized Following Hit-And-Run Vehicle Collision on Calle Palo Colorado

[11-09-2023] Man Hospitalized Following Hit-And-Run Vehicle Collision on Calle Palo ColoradoA male scooter rider was hospitalized following a hit-and-run collision in Santa Barbara on Thursday night, November 9, 2023.

According to the Santa Barbara Police Department, the collision happened at 6:15 p.m. on Calle Palo Colorado

A 29-year-old female pick-up driver initiated a left turn and collided with the rider, who was traveling through a crosswalk from the MacKenzie Market to the Shell gas station.

There were minor scratches and bruises on the rider, and he was transported to Cottage Hospital for treatment. In a short distance, the woman stopped her vehicle but then reportedly fled.

It was later found that the driver was at fault in the collision. A warrant was issued, and she was taken to the County Jail.

Further information about the crash is not available at this time.

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If you or a loved one was injured in a hit-and-run collision in Santa Barbara, you can either submit a claim to the insurance company or file a lawsuit.

Contact one of our hit-and-run accident lawyers or scooter accident lawyers for free legal advice. This will include an assessment of your case, recommendations for necessary steps, and a review of the key factors that could influence your potential settlement offer.

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Top 5 Things To Do After a Hit-and-Run Crash in Santa Barbara

If you are involved in a crash with a driver who flees the scene, you can take particular steps to protect your ability to recover a settlement. The steps you choose can help authorities catch the driver, and they can help establish your claim for damages. Those actions consist of:

  1. Collect as much info as possible while at the scene of the accident. Depending on your condition, you might have the ability to get the car’s license plate number and the make, model, and color of the vehicle. If you cannot make a note of this information, you need to try at least to snap a few photos of the car (maybe using your cell phone).
  2. Call the police as soon as possible. The quicker you report the accident to authorities, the faster they can act to arrest the driver. Also, when you call the police, you develop a record of the accident. Within a couple of days, you can order a collision report from the police station that took it or through the California DMV. This record will assist you later when you submit a claim.
  3. Get the names and contact info of any witnesses. You need to keep in mind that individuals who witness an accident may stay to check on your condition, but after the cops and ambulance show up, they may quickly leave. You should make sure to get their names and phone numbers as soon as possible. Witnesses could play a crucial role. For example, a witness might verify that another vehicle collided with your car.
  4. Get immediate medical attention. You need to see a doctor as soon as possible for your well-being and get examined for any injuries. Furthermore, if you see a doctor, it produces a record of your injuries. As you improve, you need to stick to your medical professional’s treatment plan.
  5. Report the crash to your own insurance company. While you ought to do this as fast as possible, you must stick with the facts. You do not have to admit or designate any fault. You should not give a recorded statement or accept a settlement agreement until you have talked to a California hit-and-run attorney or scooter accident attorney about your case.


Hit-and-Run Accident Statistics

In the United States, leaving the site of an accident without reporting it or helping the victims is considered a crime. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported about 737,100 accidents involving hit-and-run drivers in 2015. This equates to roughly one hit-and-run accident occurring every 43 seconds in the US.

According to California Office of Traffic Safety data, Santa Barbara had 32 hit-and-run cases in 2020. The greatest level of caution is required when driving in a city with an average population of 88,499.

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