CITRUS HEIGHTS PEDESTRIAN INJURED
Struck By Car on Auburn Boulevard
Officers from the Citrus Heights Police Department are hard at work investigating a pedestrian vs. auto accident that happened around 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 20, 2015.
In fact, investigators are actively seeking further information from the public in an effort to assist them in determining the cause of this accident.
- A preliminary report from Citrus Heights Police reveals that the pedestrian was not in a designated crosswalk. Moreover, several witnesses at the scene, have indicated that the pedestrian did not have the right of way as he crossed the street.
- The pedestrian was struck by a vehicle while on Auburn Boulevard, near Kanai Avenue, in the City of Citrus Heights.
- Investigators shut down a portion of Auburn Boulevard for nearly four hours as they performed an investigation of the scene, according to a news release by Citrus Heights Police.
- Police do not think speed played a factor. They further acknowledged that the driver, who struck the pedestrian, has been cooperating with investigators.
Witness to the Accident
Ethan Gillian, witnessed the accident as he was exiting the nearby Rocky’s 7440 Club. He said, “The car who had the green light hit him and he flew up in the air.”
Pedestrian’s Injuries and Condition
Medics treated the critically injured pedestrian at the accident scene and transported him to a local emergency room. As of 9/22/15 he was listed in critical condition.
One Witness Report may be erroneous
William Bish, another witness, reported to The Sentinel that he saw a silver Mitsubishi at the scene of the accident. He said that it was that vehicle who hit the pedestrian.
Officer Boehle, of Citrus Heights Police Department, later reported that a white Toyota Prius was the only car involved. The Toyota Prius was cordoned-off with crime tape approximately 100 feet away from the scene of the incident. That vehicle sustained extensive hood damage and a shattered front windshield.
Valentines Day Pedestrian Fatality on Auburn Boulevard
Sunday’s accident happened just a few feet of where a 26-year-old woman lost her life after being struck down by a car on February 14, 2015. After receiving severe injuries she passed away a few days after the accident.
Pedestrians Take Heed
Police are urging pedestrians to be careful and exercise caution when crossing the roadway.
Please use crosswalks and pedestrian signals when they are available.
Witnesses Please Come Forward
If you have any information to report regarding this most recent auto vs. pedestrian accident please contact:
CITRUS HEIGHTS POLICE DEPARTMENT
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Police Reports can be Wrong!
- Traffic Accident Reports prepared by police officers in pedestrian cases are often incorrect.
- Sometimes it is the driver of the vehicle who fails to see the pedestrian in the road.
- Maybe the driver of the car’s attention was not focused on the road.
- Perhaps he was distracted (or texting).
A review by an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer is many times the only way to tell who is truly at fault.
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