[10-26-2021] Santa Barbara County, CA – Two People Killed After a Fatal DUI Crash in Goleta

Two people were killed after an alleged DUI accident in Goleta on Tuesday night, October 26.

[10-26-2021] Santa Barbara County, CA - Two People Killed After a Fatal DUI Crash in GoletaThe deadly crash happened in the area of Cathedral Oaks Road and Camino Cascada in Goleta at around 7:30 p.m. An eastbound 2016 Toyota 4-Runner was traveling at high speeds on Cathedral Oaks and rear-ended a 2002 Ford Mustang.

Due to the severity of the impact, the Ford Mustang then began to spin and hit two parked vehicles on the south curb of Cathedral Oaks. Both the driver and the passenger of the Ford Mustang were pronounced dead at the scene. They were identified as 40-year-old Gilberto Arteage G. and 45-year-old Silvia V.

Authorities later determined that the Toyota driver was under the influence at the time of the accident. The Toyota driver was identified as 31-year-old Andrew Raymond B. and was taken to Cottage Hospital for treatment of minor injuries before being booked into Santa Barbara County Jail for murder and DUI charges. The case is currently under further investigation.

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Fatal DUI Crash Statistics

Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is one of the most reckless things drivers can do. They will not only imperil their own life, but they may also endanger the lives of other innocent motorists on the road. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can have a devastating impact on people’s lives. Unfortunately, despite the implementation of DUI regulations, DUI accidents in the United States continue to rise.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), around 30 people are killed in drunk driving incidents in the United States every day. Drunk driving is responsible for about 29 percent of all motor vehicle accident fatalities in the United States. Alcohol-impaired driving accidents killed 10,497 individuals in 2016, accounting for 28% of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. In 2016, an alcoholic driver was involved in 214 (17%) of the 1,233 road deaths among children aged 0 to 14 years.

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) figures, over 1,000 DUI accident deaths in California alone in 2017. Thousands more innocent people have been subjected to catastrophic, even life-altering injuries and stress as a result of drunk driving

Santa Barbara County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of DUI Crashes

The death of a loved one in a tragic DUI accident can be sad and distressing for the victim’s family. The trauma and loss they have experienced might have a long-term influence on their life. Although they cannot bring their loved ones back to life, they can seek compensation and justice due to the accident.

Victims of DUI accidents must fight back vigorously against any arbitrary attribution of blame. Injured victims can best defend their legal rights and financial interests by meticulously compiling and presenting evidence to prove the drunk driver’s complete responsibility for a crash.

We are delighted to be aggressive advocates for the victim’s family at Arash Law. Our firm does not represent defendants and does not work with insurance companies. We fight for the rights of wounded victims by utilizing our talents, knowledge, and legal experience. Following an accident, you and your family require the assistance of the best California DUI victim lawyer.

Our Santa Barbara County DUI accident lawyers will actively defend your rights and ensure that you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve. Call Arash Law today at (888) 488-1391 or contact us online to schedule your free no-obligation fatal car accident case review.

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