A motorist was declared dead Tuesday at the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Cabrillo Boulevard along the Santa Barbara waterfront, according to the Santa Barbara Police Department.
The collision occurred shortly after 1 p.m. on the ocean side of Cabrillo at Milpas Street.
The vehicle, a sedan, ended up on the sidewalk, and had struck a palm tree, according to Firefighter James Heidlebaugh of the Santa Barbara City Fire Department.
When firefighters arrived on scene, the man was being treated by AMR paramedics, Heidlebaugh said.
He had a weak pulse and difficulty breathing, Heidlebaugh said, and then went into cardiac arrest.
Efforts to revive him were not successful.
It appeared the man had suffered some sort of medical problem prior to the crash, Heidlebaugh added.
The victim’s name was not released pending notification of relatives.
The collision remained under investigation by the Police Department.
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