Goleta, CA (November 20, 2023) – A serious pedestrian crash on Hollister Avenue in Goleta, California on Sunday, November 19th resulted in a woman being sent to the hospital with major injuries. According to local news source, Noozhawk, the accident occurred at around 9:45 a.m. at the intersection with Nectarine Avenue.
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reports that the woman was in the roadway for unknown reasons when she was struck by a Toyota pickup truck. She sustained major injuries in the collision.
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Paramedics were quickly dispatched and transported the woman to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Further details have not been made available.
Police are investigating the pedestrian crash Hollister Avenue in order to understand the cause of the accident.
Liability In Goleta Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “An estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” There are a number of factors that could lead to a pedestrian collision including:
- Drunk driving
- Driver distraction
- Inclement weather
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating Pedestrian Crash on Hollister Avenue
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the woman injured, and wish them a speedy recovery. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
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