Santa Barbara, CA – Pedestrian Killed during Train Collision near Olive Mill Road in Montecito
Santa Barbara, CA (July 19, 2018) – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department reported that a fatal collision took place in the vicinity of Olive Mill Road in the Montecito area. The accident occurred at approximately 6:45 AM in the morning on Thursday, July 18, 2018. At this time, details concerning the identities of the pedestrian and addition people involved in the accident have not been disclosed.
Based on the Department’s reports, an unidentified man was walking down a line of tracks at the same time an Amtrak train was traveling north on the railway. Without warning, the train plowed into the pedestrian. Rescue teams reported the victim succumbed to injuries and was killed during the impact. Meanwhile, none of the people on board the train were hurt.
As a result of the collision, all further activity along the Amtrak route was delayed as part of the ongoing investigation. No further details regarding the crash have been released to public sources.
We extend our most heartfelt prayers and most loving thoughts to the family and friends of the deceased man and wish them peace, security, and strength during this difficult and tragic time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Santa Barbara
Brutal accidents of this nature are unfortunate and shocking. In light of the events that have transpired, law enforcement officials are still uncertain of why the man was struck by an oncoming train. Investigation teams may consider whether drugs, alcohol, negligence, recklessness, or distraction contributed to the accident in any way. By taking these and additional elements into account, officials can determine if the train driver or the company that owns the train will be held liable for the accident.
In the case of an accident resulting in a fatality, the victim’s family members can choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the culprit. Benefits of legal intervention can include compensation for tragic loss, funeral expenses, and other unfortunate circumstances.
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Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.