According to a recent news article published by a local news source, a 26-year-old woman from Santa Barbara was killed as a result of an accident that happened last Wednesday.
The official accident report was released by the California Highway Patrol and according to its contents, the woman was fatally wounded as a result of a hit-and-run accident that happened near Montecito. Troopers who responded to the scene say that the 26-year-old and a second pedestrian, a 25-year-old also from Santa Barbara were hit while both women were walking near the State Route 192. The 25-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital with major injuries and is now under treatment. The 26-year-old woman was declared dead at the scene.
According to the California Highway Patrol, there are no witnesses to this accident. Details regarding the vehicle that hit both pedestrians are not available.
The authorities have urged individuals with any information related to this accident to step up and contact the CHP Santa Barbara office as soon as possible.
It’s incredibly heartbreaking to learn that someone was killed in a hit-and-run accident like this. Any personal injury lawyer can say that it’s imperative that witnesses with any information related to this accident contact the authorities at once. Hopefully, an investigation will lead to the driver responsible for this tragic accident. My heart and thoughts go out to the victim’s family and closest friends.