Santa Barbara – At approximately 9:15 p.m. on April 24th, three people were injured when a black Range Rover slammed into the rear of a line of vehicles stopped at an intersection just blocks from Santa Barbara County Jail just north of the Santa Barbara City Limits.
According to Santa Barbara Police Department Officer Jaycee Hunter, “the suspect vehicle approached the rear of the line of vehicles at a high rate of speed and went into a locked-wheel skid.” The impact was such that a total of four vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction, whereupon the driver of the Range Rover was reported by witnesses to have alighted from his vehicle to momentarily survey the damage and then promptly climbed back behind the wheel and sped away.
Three individuals, including a 71-year-old male, a 44-year-old female, and a 25-year-old pregnant female were treated briefly at the scene and subsequently transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, with all expected to survive their injuries.
Witness descriptions of the black Range Rover were the subject of intensive investigation until Jerry David Jackintell, 52, walked into the Santa Barbara Police Department Headquarters the following morning to turn himself over to law enforcement.
According to Hunter, Jackintell explained to investigators that “he got scared and didn’t know what to do.” He was summarily booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on charges of felony hit-and-run and leaving the scene of an injury accident, with his bail set at $50,000.
Photo: Courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking
EdHat: Injury traffic accident