Father and Daughter Injured after Santa Barbara Pedestrian Crash on State Street
SANTA BARBARA, CA (October 21, 2019) – Two people were hurt after a pedestrian crash on State Street in Santa Barbara on Sunday, October 20.
At about 3:00 p.m., a Jaguar sedan struck a father and his 2-year-old daughter crossing the street on lower State Street and Yanonali Street, according to Battalion Chief Jim McCoy.
The father was able to jump on top of the car. However, the collision dragged the daughter underneath the car for around 20 to 30 feet.
When fire crews responded to the area, the 2-year-old girl was no longer underneath the vehicle. Officials stated that she had been removed.
The father and daughter received treatments on the scene. Paramedics rushed them by AMR to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
The identities of the victims and their conditions were not immediately available.
The incident backed up traffic on Northbound State Street. However, it reopened soon after.
There is no confirmation from Santa Barbara Police officials if the driver was cited. However, the investigation of the incident is ongoing.
It is important to abide by all traffic laws and observe safety precautions whether you are a driver or a pedestrian. If you’re driving, avoid distractions and look out for pedestrians at all times. In addition, if you’re a pedestrian, cross at designated crosswalks or intersections.
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