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Santa Barbara: Lois Campbell Killed, Thomas Campbell Injured in Semi Crash

Posted on Jul 10, 2013

Shortly after 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 64-year-old Lois Campbell, of Brea, was killed and her husband, 68-year-old Thomas Campbell, was injured in a semi crash in Santa Barbara. While traveling northbound on the 101 Freeway, a semi veered into the opposing lane of traffic and struck the Campbell’s 2007 Ford pickup truck. Emergency responders transported Mr. Campbell to an area hospital to receive treatment for major trauma. The truck driver suffered minor injuries. Authorities are investigating the crash. 


“After a fatal accident, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death claim against the negligent party in order to be compensated for their loss,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis. 


In 2010, 555 people were killed or injured in traffic accidents that occurred in Santa Barbara, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS compares the accident statistics of cities with similarly sized populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place considered the worst. That year, Santa Barbara ranked 9th out of 103 cities for its incidence of fatal and injury collisions.


All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Lois Campbell. We would also like to wish a full recovery to Thomas Campbell.


The Orange County Register originally reported this Santa Barbara semi crash.


Additional information on the injury and the wrongful death claims process is available to the public free of charge through our office.


If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California car accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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