Man Hit & Killed by Vehicle in Santa Barbara
A 40-year-old man, ID’d as Justin Howze Juniel, was fatally struck by a vehicle Monday evening, March 14th.
The incident occurred in Santa Barbara around 8:30 p.m. on State Street.
It is unclear at this time what caused the crash.
Juniel sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital where he sadly died.
No details have been provided regarding the involved driver.
An active investigation is underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Justini Howze Juniel.
According to statistics, 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.
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.
It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.