Hit-and-Run Accident in Goleta


Hit-and-Run Accident in Goleta

I’m Ed Smith, a Goleta car accident attorney.  Sadly, hit-and-run accidents happen way too often.  What you will typically see with hit-and-runs is that the individual driving is either uninsured or guilty of some other unlawful offense. Due to this fact, the driver decides to leave the scene of the accident rather than wait for help and the police to arrive. This was the case, on March 1, 2017, when two vehicles collided near Patterson Avenue and Highway 101 in Goleta. Unfortunately, the individual driving the vehicle that caused the accident was guilty of several other offenses and he decided it was in his best interest to flee the scene.

What Happened?

Around 2 a.m., local officers responded to reports of an accident near Highway 101. When the officers arrived on the scene, they only found one vehicle flipped, resting on its roof. The victim of the accident suffered no major injuries, however, the other driver fled the scene before officers arrived. It was reported that the other vehicle crashed into the victim’s vehicle, which left notable damage to the suspect’s vehicle. Upon impact, the victim’s vehicle was forced down a nearby embankment and flipped onto its roof. Officers were able to apprehend the suspect’s vehicle, however, the driver became confrontational once it was discovered that he was driving under the influence of alcohol. The suspect then proceeded to physically assault the officer that apprehended him, sending him to the hospital with moderate physical injuries. The passenger in the vehicle also aided in the assault of the officer. Both the hit-and-run suspect and his passenger continued to resist arrest and caused damage to the officer’s patrol vehicle. Eventually, officers were able to get control of the situation and the suspects were arrested and treated for non-life threatening injuries at the county jail. If you have been involved in a car accident with a hit-and-run driver, contact an experienced car accident lawyer right away.


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I’m Ed Smith, a Goleta car accident lawyer. If you, or someone you love has suffered serious injury in an accident, please call me at (805) 372-0200 for free, friendly advice. I can be reached toll-free at (800) 404-5400 when calling outside of the Goleta area.

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