Citrus Heights Vehicle Versus Pedestrian Death
On Thursday, August 27, 2015 at approximately 11:05 p.m. a vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian along Auburn Boulevard at about Twin Oaks Avenue. Shortly thereafter, the man was pronounced dead at the scene by Metro Fire District. We understand the deceased suffered fatal injuries consistent with being hit by a car.
Citrus Heights Police Department conducted an investigation of the scene the next morning. Officers shut down Auburn Boulevard right near the Roseville border for several hours. Investigators believe the man killed was not utilizing the pedestrian cross walk at the time of the accident. They further believe that this pedestrian may have already been down in the roadway for some unknown reason before being struck by the vehicle that fatally killed him.
We understand that the driver of the vehicle that killed the pedestrian is cooperating with the investigation. According to police personnel, speed nor alcohol appear to be a contributing factor in this Citrus Heights vehicle versus pedestrian death.
To read the entire story of this most recent fatality, follow this link.
This past incident Thursday night makes three Citrus Heights vehicle versus pedestrian deaths this year.
Incorrect Police Reports
In these types of accidents, police reports are many times wrong. It is often times the driver of the automobile who is at fault for failing to see and recognize a pedestrian in the roadway. The driver in question may have actually been inattentive or distracted.
That is why it is so important to have an experienced pedestrian injury attorney reviewing all the facts pertaining to your accident. With the assistance of experts in accident reconstruction, true fault in this type of case may become better established.
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