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Santa Barbara County, CA – Two People Killed in Fatal Crash on US Highway 101

Santa Barbara County, CA (February 1, 2019) – Police reported that two people lost their lives in a fatal crash on US Highway 101, and a third was sent to the hospital with critical injuries. The accident took place yesterday afternoon, January 31.

Police responded to the area around 12:26 p.m. in the area near the Nojoqui Horse Ranch. The accident involves two vehicles. At the time, a 48-year-old woman from Porterville was heading southbound in her Honda Element when the vehicle suddenly hydroplaned on water, putting it directly in the path of a Jeep Cherokee.

The Jeep was driven by a 65-year-old woman from Buellton, who broadsided the Honda. The woman from Porterville and the 75-year-old man in the Jeep lost their lives in this horrific accident. The woman driving the Jeep was hospitalized with critical injuries. She was airlifted to the hospital.

Police are still investigating the circumstances of the accident.

We would like to take a moment to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who lost their lives in this horrific accident with the hopes that they will be able to move forward with comfort and peace.

Fatal Accidents in California 

In 2016, more than 490,000 accidents were reported on California roads, with 3,842 people who lost their lives in these horrific accidents. The truth is, many of these accidents could have been prevented but continue to happen anyway due to distracted driving, drunk driving, and speeding. When two vehicles collide for any of these reasons and those that have not been mentioned, anything can happen and you might find yourself in the midst of a serious case. We don’t want to have you handle your claim alone and our attorneys, who have handled a wide variety of wrongful death claims, are here for you.

At Brady Law Group, our team of attorneys are here to stand up for the rights of your loved one when they are unable to stand up for themselves and you are moving forward with a claim on their behalf. If you have lost a loved one, we understand how overwhelming these cases can be and want to extend a ray of hope in your case. We will help you receive the compensation you deserve during this difficult time. Contact us to find out what we can do for you and your loved ones at 866-478-6483.

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.


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