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Santa Barbara Police Arrest 70 Year Old Man For Hit And Run Accident

Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2012 12:25pm


A 70 year old man has been arrested in connection with a hit and run traffic accident in Santa Barbara which left a woman seriously injured.

Around 10 a.m. April 17th, a 41 year old woman crossing State Street, at Calle Palo Colorado was struck by a pickup truck, which fled the scene.

Witnesses were able to get a partial license plate, which Santa Barbara Police used to track down Salvador Torres Gomez.

He was arrested on multiple charges, including felony hit and run, and failure to stop for a pedestrian at a crosswalk. Police say Gomez admitted hitting the woman. The 41 year old woman remains in the hospital, some nine days after the accident.


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