[11-14-2021] Santa Barbara County, CA – Elderly Man Killed After a Fatal DUI Crash on Carillo Street

A 71-year-old man identified as Steven Doyle C. was killed after a deadly head-on collision involving a DUI driver on Carillo Street on Sunday night, November 14, 2021.

[11-14-2021] Santa Barbara County, CA - Elderly Man Killed After a Fatal DUI Crash on Carillo StreetThe deadly collision happened in the area of Carillo Street, just east of Miramonte Drive at approximately 8:20 p.m.

A westbound Nissan sedan was traveling on Carillo Street at high speeds without headlights on. It then drifted into the eastbound lanes for unclear reasons and collided head-on with an oncoming Mercedes sedan driven by the 71-year-old man.

Both drivers sustained major injuries in the collision. They were taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, the 71-year-old man’s condition worsened over time. He succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead on Monday.

Authorities later determined that the sedan driver was under the influence at the time of the accident. The sedan driver was identified as 24-year-old Jose Fermine L.

The sedan driver was arrested on suspicion of felony drunk driving, causing death, and vehicular manslaughter. After being released from the hospital, he will be booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail. The accident is currently under further investigation.

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Fatal DUI Crash Statistics

One of the most reckless and irresponsible things a driver can do is to drive while intoxicated. As well as endangering their own lives, it could also put other people’s lives at risk.

The NHTSA estimates that approximately 30 Americans lose their lives each day as a result of drunk driving accidents.

In the United States, drunk driving is responsible for approximately 29 percent of all motor vehicle accident deaths. Of these drivers, 61% are found to be over the legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC).

DUI accident victims must fight back aggressively against any unfair apportionment of fault. By carefully assembling and presenting evidence to prove the drunk driver’s full responsibility for a crash, injured victims can best protect their legal rights and financial interests.

Santa Barbara County Fatal DUI Accident Lawyers for Victims

Losing a loved one due to the negligence of another driver can be quite frustrating and overwhelming to deal with. It can be more stressful for the victim’s family when a drunk driver is involved.

In the event of a fatal car accident, it can be difficult to handle a wrongful death claim on your own, especially if you don’t have legal experience. Having a deadly car accident lawyer on your side would be ideal for you and your family.

The experienced Santa Barbara County DUI crash attorneys from Arash Law can build a strong case on your behalf and fight to get you the fair compensation you deserve for your colossal losses.

A lawyer from our firm who specializes in fatal car accidents can take care of the legal issues, so you can focus on your recovery and well-being better. Schedule your free, no-obligation fatal car accident case review by contacting Arash Law at (888) 488-1391 or by filling out our online contact form today!

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