1 Seriously Injured in Santa Barbara Fatal Accident on Highway 154
SANTA BARBARA, CA (June 6, 2020) – Late Friday morning, Michael Kai Liu died and Oscar Pereyra suffered injuries in a crash on Highway 154.
The incident occurred at about 10:44 a.m. on Highway 154 and East Camino Cielo. According to reports, truck driver Oscar Pereyra drove across the double yellow lines. Then, he crashed into Michael Kai Liu’s vehicle.
When the first responders arrived, they located the head-on crash with two parties involved.
Fire officials confirmed that one person died on the scene while the other sustained critical injuries. By 11:20 a.m., firefighters performed heavy extrication to free the seriously injured patient.
Moreover, the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s office announced the identity of the deceased as 31-year-old Michael Kai Liu from Arroyo Grande.
Meanwhile, Pereyra suffered major injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, the fire officials reported that the incident blocked the road. They advise drivers to expect traffic restrictions in the area while officers worked at the scene.
Additional Details About the Fatal Santa Barbara Crash
Furthermore, the Santa Barbara County Fire Firefighters, firefighters with the Los Padres National Forest, and AMR came to the scene.
The police revealed that Pereyra probably traveled while intoxicated. He was detained for a felony DUI.
The CHP is currently handling the investigation. They are encouraging anyone with information to call CHP Officer Shannan Sams at (805) 967-1234.
Sweet Lawyers extends our genuine condolences during this difficult time to the family and friends of Michael Kai Liu.
In the case of Michael Kai Liu, the family of the victim must become aware of their rights under the law.
Those closest to the victim may have the right to seek compensation for their loss. Some common examples include funeral expenses, medical bills, and what is called “loss of consortium.” Loss of consortium generally means the deprivation of future affection and companionship over an untimely death.
“Our goal is to safeguard the legal rights of families in the wake of catastrophic accidents. Although nothing can bring back those dearly departed, we strive to secure the future of our clients, protecting them from further losses,” explains Mark Sweet, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
Losing a loved one in a crash is a heavy load. Contact our experienced wrongful death attorneys at Sweet Lawyers. Our seasoned lawyers have varied experience in the field. We will get the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us at (800) 674 7852. You can also reach us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week by online chat, text message, and email.