Truck Crashes into Goleta Albertsons Injuring Man and Killing Dog

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By the edhat staff

A dog died and a man became seriously injured when their truck crashed into the pillar of the Albertsons grocery store in Goleta on Thanksgiving Day.

At 3:57 p.m. Thursday, Santa Barbara County Firefighters responded to the parking lot next to the Camino Real Marketplace on Santa Felicia Drive.

Crews discovered a Dodge pickup was traveling at a rate of high speed when it crashed into pillar in front of the Albertsons entrance. 

A man and a dog were inside the vehicle at the time of the collision. It took 15 minutes for crews to extricate the driver who sustained major injuries. He was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital by a ground ambulance.

The dog succumbed to its injuries, according to Captain Scott Safechuck.

There was no reported structural damage to the building.

Photo: SBCFD

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bonnymede Nov 27, 2022 10:04 AM
Truck Crashes into Goleta Albertsons Injuring Man and Killing Dog

Too fast to judgement for some of you and right after Thanksgiving??? We have no idea if the driver had a medical emergency..stroke...heart attack etc.? I am sorry the dog died too...so we'll have to wait and see if we hear the real cause from a reliable source. Happy Holidays.

sbrobert Nov 26, 2022 06:53 PM
Truck Crashes into Goleta Albertsons Injuring Man and Killing Dog

This is right across the street from where we live. We saw the aftermath. I had been in the store earlier to buy things for Thanksgiving. The store closed early at 3:00PM and this occurred a bit after that. We just kept thinking how much worse this could have been.

We really would like to know what happened. I find it very frustrating that in many of these cases we never find out and then it is on to the next breaking news.

a-1669532797 Nov 26, 2022 11:06 PM
Truck Crashes into Goleta Albertsons Injuring Man and Killing Dog

I agree. I also live nearby. I own a body shop and I am educated about crumple zones and cabin stability. That truck had to be traveling at a high rate of speed to buckle the cab like that, let alone shift the motor over and back. I would like to know what caused this collision be it medical emergency, or impaired driving, or rage.

Red Creek Nov 27, 2022 11:02 AM
Truck Crashes into Goleta Albertsons Injuring Man and Killing Dog

107 - where are your "lower accident rates" stats coming from - local, state, national and are the rates for '21 and '22, post pandemic lockdown ? Are the stats from police or insurance companies? Some accidents do not make into to police accounting, but are covered by insurance. Insurance companies are probably the best source of information on recent accident rates. According to the repair shop they are experiencing a high rate of damaged vehicles coming in locally.

a-1669509107 Nov 26, 2022 04:31 PM
Truck Crashes into Goleta Albertsons Injuring Man and Killing Dog

RED CREEK, That's anecdotal and false. Accidents rates fall every year. The only stat that went up in recent years is fatal traffic accidents, and even then, not by a statistically significant amount. Overall accident rates go down every year (ignoring 2020, which was a very abnormal year for driving obviously)

Red Creek Nov 26, 2022 09:02 AM
Truck Crashes into Goleta Albertsons Injuring Man and Killing Dog

Not your imagination. A repair shop said they have been swamped with broken cars from accidents since fall of 2021. Reckless driving, speeding, lack of signaling all contribute, along with substantially increased number of vehicles on the roads.

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