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Katherine Peden Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident on Calle Real in Goleta

Katherine Peden ID’d as Bicyclist Killed in Goleta Crash on Calle Real near Violet Lane

Goleta, California (May 2, 2020) – The bicyclist who was killed Sunday night in a suspected hit-and-run accident in Goleta has been identified as Katherine Stewert Peden, 59, of Goleta.

The deadly accident took place at around 9:56 p.m. Sunday, April 26, in the area of Calle Real at Violet Lane.

Authorities said Peden was riding his bicycle eastbound on Calle Real when she was struck by a vehicle that was also heading eastbound on the same road.

Emergency personnel responded to the scene and pronounced Peden dead at the scene.

The driver involved did not stop to render aid to the victim and fled the scene. The suspect, identified as Nicholas Todd Baker, 20, was later tracked down and arrested for driving under the influence causing injury, involuntary vehicular manslaughter, and hit and run causing injury or death.

Baker was booked at the Main Jail with a bail of $1,000,000. 

Authorities closed a section of Calle Real to investigated the accident.

The crash remains under investigation.

“Far too many bicycle collisions are caused by the carelessness or recklessness of other motorists. Sadly, when this occurs, motorcyclists are the ones who tend to suffer the vast majority of injuries”, according to Arin Khodaverdian, Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group. Under California’s rule of comparative negligence, a victim may be able to collect compensation for injuries and other damages even if you were partly at fault for the accident.

Alpine Law Group Sends strength and condolences to the accident victims and their families

Alpine Law Group sends strength and condolences to the accident victims and their families. Our firm stands ready to help those affected by tragedy obtain the justice they deserve. We can also help you obtain a copy of the police report free of charge. Call us 24/7 at 800-984-4123 to be directly connected with an attorney for a no-obligation consultation. There are no up-front fees and you pay us nothing if we don't win. You may also contact us via text message and online chat 24/7. We look forward to speaking with you.


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