Santa Barbara
62° F
Santa Maria
59° F
San Luis Obispo
58° F
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds
63° F

Neighbors Upset After Woman Killed In Intersection

By Victoria Sanchez, KEYT NewsChannel 3 Anchor/Reporter,
Published On: Nov 12 2013 09:19:09 PM CST

Goleta Neighbors upset about pedestrian death

GOLETA, Calif. -

A woman pushing a toddler in a stroller was hit and killed around 5:15 p.m. Monday.

Neighbors near the intersection of Cathedral Oaks Road and Santa Marguerita Drive told NewsChannel 3 they have been telling the City of Goleta about the dangerous intersection.

Sheriff's deputies said the 18-year-old male driver hit the woman and the 20-month-old boy. The woman was killed and the boy was seriously injured.

The woman's identity is not being released until the next of kin is notified. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said the woman is not the boy's mother.

"Then the ambulance came and put the baby on the stretcher. Then about 10 minutes later they put the blanket over the woman," said Christian Rodriguez, a neighbor.

Flowers were placed on the sidewalk near where the accident took place.

Cathy Olivero and Luci Luciano live in the area and said for years they have been asking the City of Goleta for safety upgrades to prevent an accident like this.

"They're not listening to us. It was devastating last night what happened. Now will they listen? This is terrible," said Luciano.

Goleta has developed pedestrian improvements. On its website, it outlines flashing beacons and curb extensions for the intersection.

It also said, "Construction is anticipated for late 2013."

Oliverio said she knew the tragedy would happen and it could have been prevented.

"I said in the City Council meetings, 'Does someone have to die in order for you to make the modifications in this intersection?' and now that has come to fruition. So it absolutely breaks my heart," she said.

Goleta Mayor Roger Aceves released a statement.

"Our hearts go out to the families affected by this tragic accident.  Our thoughts are with the young child who was injured. We pray for a quick recovery.  We also understand the burden borne by the driver. Our hope is that our community will come together to support those who have lost a loved one and a friend.  Our prayers are with the families and friends today," the statement said.

A city spokesperson told NewsChannel 3 the crosswalk project is slated to begin during the local schools' winter break.

"I hope the city goes to sleep at night, because it's on their back," said Luciano.


The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus
  • fatal_accident_investigation

    Extensive Investigation into Triple Fatal Accident

    An extensive investigation is underway to determine the cause of death in a triple fatal rollover accident Monday morning in Santa Barbara.

  • Santa Barbara County Sheriff s candidates forum

    Santa Barbara County Sheriff Candidates Face-Off

    Santa Barbara County Sheriff candidates squared-off at a candidates forum Wednesday night.

  • State Street Benches Gone

    Benches Removed in Two Block Area of Downtown Santa Barbara

    Benches have been removed in a two block area of State Street between Haley and Ortega Streets in downtown Santa Barbara.  The city says they are being cleaned and repaired.

  • Ordinary Citizens Receive Awards for Acts of Heroism

    Ordinary Citizens Receive Awards For Acts of Heroism

    The Santa Barbara Police Department recognized some ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things. An awards ceremony was held Wednesday to recognize the acts of heroism.

    Each year officers nominate those in our community who they feel are deserving of the "Extra Step Awards" These awards recognize acts of heroism that include saving lives and aiding officers in fighting crime.

    A total of 8 people received the prestigious annual award sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Barbara. They include:

    Daniel Green
    Mr. Green, Head of Security Operations at the Wildcat Lounge, assisted SBPD officers on multiple occasions in 2013 dealing with combative subjects and with alcohol-related, narcotics, and DUI investigations.  He was nominated by Officer Ethan Ragsdale.

    Thomas Eck
    Mr. Eck, the Santa Barbara High School Track Coach, prevented a felony fugitive from stealing a van and potentially driving through a crowd of student athletes and spectators leaving a track meet at Santa Barbara City College.  He was nominated by Officer Carl Kamin.

    William Barbaree & Nicholas McGilvray
    Mr. Barbaree and Mr. McGilvray performed lifesaving first aid, prior to the arrival of emergency personnel, to James Atwood and Ellen Atwood, two motorcyclists that had been struck by a drunk driver.  They were nominated by Officer Heather Clark.

    Devin Shaw, Eva Pagaling & Steffanie Colgate
    Mr. Shaw, Ms. Pagaling, and Ms. Colgate witnessed the hit-and-run collision that resulted in the death of Mallory Dies.  They pursued the suspect, tried to persuade him to return to the scene of the collision, called 9-1-1, and directed officers to the suspect's location resulting in his apprehension.  They were nominated by Officer Jaycee Hunter.

    Scott Houston
    Mr. Houston came to the aid of an officer struggling in the street with a bank robbery suspect, helping to detain the suspect until additional officers arrived on-scene.  He was nominated by Officer Richard Washington.

  • Triple Fatal Auto Accident on Highway

    3 Dead In Early Morning Accident, Driver Arrested For DUI

    The 101 southbound through Santa Barbara reopened just before 12:30 Monday afternoon as authorities investigate what they say was a deadly two car DUI accident.

  • Grover Beach Grand Theft

    Grover Beach Grand Theft

    Surveillance video shows man walk up to front door of home, and take two packages that did not belong to him.

  • sbhs_robotics_computer_science_1

    School Board Approves Computer Science Academy

    A new academy at Santa Barbara High School will give students a leg up on a high-tech career.

  • Roger Aceves Runs for Santa Barbara County Supervisor Seat

    Goleta Mayor Roger Aceves is running for Santa Barbara County Supervisor.

  • Lupita Nyong'o

    REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

    People's 'World's Most Beautiful' list 2014

    People magazine recently named Lupita Nyong'o its "World's Most Beautiful" for 2014. See which other ladies earned a coveted spot on the annual list.

  • Who's the Boss blurb image

    Sony Pictures Television

    Where are 'Who's the Boss?' stars now?

    With Tony Danza marking his 63rd birthday on Monday, join us for a look at what he and the rest of the cast of "Who's the Boss?" are up to today.