Fatal Pedestrian Crash Reported on Highway 101 

30-year-old Amanda Figueroa was killed in a pedestrian accident on Thursday evening in Nipomo. 

It was just before 7 p.m. when the accident took place on Highway 101. 

Taylor Michio was driving on the highway before he hit Figueroa.

The Santa Maria resident sadly died at the scene. 

Investigators are working to piece together all of the details of the crash. 

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Amanda Figueroa. 

There was a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018.

In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.

Tips for pedestrians: 

  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Avoid distractions (use of headphones, cell phone) 
  • Obey traffic laws & signals
  • Always use crosswalk

If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.

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