HWY 101 Big Rig Accident Kills Pedestrian
Goleta, CA (September 01, 2022) – At about 3 a.m. on Thursday, James Boylen, 66, of Clearlake, was involved in a Highway 101 fatal pedestrian accident.
According to the officers, the man was attempting to cross from the side of the southbound freeway to the center divider. Unfortunately, he was struck in the center lane by a semi-truck driven by Boylen.
Immediately, James Boylen pulled over and called 911 to report the accident.
The rescuers responded to the scene and declared the victim dead.
On the other hand, James Boylen did not sustain injuries and the authorities do not believe he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash.
In the meantime, the CHP is investigating the HWY 101 big rig accident. Please contact the CHP’s Santa Barbara office at 805.967.1234 for more details.
Sweet Lawyers extend our sincere condolences to the loved ones of the victim in the Highway 101 fatal accident. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.
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