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Dangerous Collisions on Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County CA

Highway 101 is the most popular route through Santa Barbara County. Unfortunately, that popularity draws increased traffic and increases the chances of a careless or reckless driver making a mistake on the road. These small mistakes can have devastating consequences for other drivers.

Drivers can veer out of their lanes while texting or reading an email. Motorists can be traveling much faster than they should and more easily lose control. Drivers can also be unable to focus or even be nodding off, especially at night when the temptation to drive while sleepy can be greater.

These lapses in judgment can lead to dangerous accidents that cause serious injuries and, in the most devastating cases, claim lives.

Three People Killed in Tragic Two-Vehicle Collision in Santa Barbara County

Three people tragically lost their lives after a collision in southern Santa Barbara County early Wednesday morning. KSBY-TV reports the accident occurred just before 2:30 a.m. along Highway 101 near El Capitan Ranch Road on August 25, 2021.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department says two vehicles collided and then caught fire. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department had three engines on the scene to work to extinguish the flames. Three people were killed in the accident.

There’s no further word on any other victims that might have been injured in the crash. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Support for Family Members After a Santa Barbara County Accident

Families who must cope with the loss of a loved one in a terrible accident can be forced to confront the financial consequences of such a tragedy. The bill for ambulance and emergency responders can quickly come due. The costs for a funeral service and proper burial may have to be paid. This is also a time when the weekly financial support a victim may have provided through his or her job could suddenly be gone.

Families should never face these expenses alone when there is insurance support available. Close relatives can file a wrongful death lawsuit against an at-fault driver’s car insurance provider to seek help after an accident. This civil claim also seeks to stabilize the family in the years to come, when they’ll be without the guidance and financial support the deceased would have continued to provide.

Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Santa Barbara County Victims

Families can never trust insurance companies to treat them fairly after a tragedy. Insurance representatives can look for ways to reduce the amount of support a family receives and also may try to blame the victim for an accident, despite what a police accident report says.

Contact an experienced Santa Barbara Wrongful Death Lawyer such as Martin Gasparian for a free case consultation for your family. Mr. Gasparian understands the turmoil such a tragedy can cause for close relatives. He works to secure the most insurance support available while causing as little disruption to the family as possible.

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