1 Killed in Santa Barbara Pedestrian Accident on Highway 101 near Milpas Street
SANTA BARBARA, CA (January 20, 2021) – On Tuesday night, a man died in a pedestrian crash on Highway 101 near Milpas Street.
According to Capt. Kevin Hokom of the Santa Barbara City Fire Department, the incident happened at around 6:00 p.m. Moreover, it occurred on Highway 101 in the southbound freeway lanes between the Milpas Street offramp and onramp.
Also, responders pronounced an adult male pedestrian dead at the scene.
The victim might have been struck by multiple vehicles, Hokom said. However, nothing is confirmed yet at this moment.
Furthermore, authorities closed the southbound freeway lanes to give way to the investigation.
Meanwhile, Caltrans advises everyone to avoid the area and find alternate routes.
The incident is under active investigation.
We at Sweet Lawyers offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the victim. Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in California
While car accidents are far more common than pedestrian accidents, there is still reason to be wary when traveling on foot.
Moreover, common locations for these pedestrian incidents include shopping center entrances and street corners.
“Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents, but the pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries,” says Tyler Toomey, a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
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