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George Johnson Santa Barbara Fatal Pedestrian Accident at State and Micheltorena Streets

man injured Santa Barbara accident State and Micheltorena StreetGeorge Johnson, 91, Killed in Santa Barbara DUI Crash; Nicholas Hart Arrested

SANTA BARBARA (January 24, 2018)George Theodore “Ted” Johnson was critically injured in an alleged DUI accident at State and Micheltorena streets on Jan. 23, but he has since died of his injuries on Monday, Jan. 30, according to Noozhawk.

The Santa Barbara police reported that Johnson was attempting to cross at the crosswalk in the intersection when he was struck by a vehicle. Nicholas B. Hart, 26, was heading southbound in his car on State Street when he hit Johnson.

Paramedics rushed Johnson to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The report stated that Johnson resided at Casa Dorinda and was among those displaced after the Montecito mudslides.

Police affirmed that Hart was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, causing injury, and driving on a suspended license. He had a suspended license and was allegedly in possession of an open bottle of alcohol and marijuana when the incident occurred.

Hart, who has two prior convictions for driving under the influence, was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail with a bail set at $1 million.


We offer our prayers and sincerest thoughts to the family and friends of Mr. Johnson as they cope with his loss.


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It is evident that Mr. Nicholas Hart will be held fully responsible for causing the incident that led to the injuries of the pedestrian involved. The suspect is accused of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol when the collision occurred. DUI is considered a serious crime throughout the state, especially if the incident critically hurt another individual.

Aside from DUI, the suspect is also accused of driving on a suspended license at the time of the incident. The family of the elderly man will have then the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party, seeking compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages and pain and suffering.

If you, or your loved one, have been injured in an auto collision caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced Santa Barbara County wrongful death lawyers to help you. We will fight for your legal rights and obtain the justice you deserve. Give us a call at 800-235-6801 for a free case consultation. -sks

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