SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA (March 2, 2017) – A white Toyota Prius and a semi truck were involved in a fatal accident on Highway 101 near Carrillo Street on Thursday evening, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 11:51 p.m. on the southbound side of Highway 101 (also known as El Camino Real) near Carrillo Street. A 71 year old semi-truck driver suffered a tire blowout, and began pulling over to the right shoulder. As he pulled over, he felt an impact to the rear of his vehicle. He pulled over and exited his vehicle, and found a white Toyota Prius resting against the guardrail.
The driver of the Prius, identified only as a male, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi-truck was identified as Jerry Johnson, and was not injured in the accident. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, San Diego, and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.