Arden Arcade Pedestrian Fatality
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento pedestrian accident lawyer. An 18-year old female was struck by a vehicle on Monday, November 21, 2016. Sadly, the Sacramento County coroner’s office confirmed that the woman, Alexis Landeros, passed away as a result of the injuries she suffered in this tragic pedestrian accident.
Alexis Landeros, a resident of Sacramento, was struck and killed by a motorist driving a Jeep Wrangler.
The Sacramento Bee reported that Landeros was walking accoss Marconi Avenue around 4:20 p.m. in the vicinity of Ashbourne Drive on Monday. The Arden Arcade accident took place where the roadway is situated as two lanes in either direction, with a two-way left hand turn lane in the middle. Landeros’ mother was across the roadway on the opposite side of the street. Sadly, the young woman’s mother witnessed her daughter being struck and fatally wounded.
As Landeros crossed the street walking along the two-way left hand turn lane, a motorist who was traveling down the eastbound fast lane, saw her and slowed down, said the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Meanwhile, the driver of the Jeep Wrangler was proceeding along the eastbound slow lane. The Wrangler driver also saw Landeros but believed she was going to wait for the traffic to pass her before crossing.
As the woman in the Wrangler kept driving, Landeros stepped right into the path of her car, the CHP indicated. The woman driving the Wrangler tried to swerve in an effort to avoid striking the young woman with her vehicle but was unable to avoid the collision. Landeros was rushed to a local hospital, but sadly she succumbed to her injuires and was pronounced deceased a short time later.
We send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the young woman who passed away in this tragic incident.
Who Is at Fault for the Arden Arcade Pedestrian Fatality?
It is too soon to know for sure. The CHP typically investigates and releases a traffic collision report within 7 to 10 days. The report usually lists who is at fault. Sometimes though, a police report will be inconclusive or contain errors. This can leave the family members of those who have lost a loved one with several unanswered questions. It is crucial to call an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer who will promptly investigate the accident scene, looking at the sequence of events leading up to the crash. A good attorney will pinpoint cause and hold accountable those who are found liable for a resulting death. Contact an experienced attorney for more information.
What Are Common Causes of Pedestrian Collisions?
There are a wide variety of contributing factors. An experienced attorney knows what to look for to determine an actual cause. Despite excellent efforts by state agencies to raise awareness about how vulnerable pedestrians are along our roadways, the statistics are not improving much within the past couple of years.
Driving Behaviors that Increase Pedestrian Fatalities
The following list is not exhaustive, but it does reveal some of the causes we have discovered while conducting pedestrian accident investigations for our clients:
- Drunk Driving
- Distracted Driving (texting)
- Drowsy Driving
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Failure to obey traffic laws
Related Articles by Ed Smith:
- Pedestrian Accident Investigations Part I
- Pedestrian Accident Investigations Part II
- What is a wrongful death claim?
Sacramento Pedestrian Accident & Wrongful Death Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento pedestrian accident lawyer. If you or your loved one has suffered a personal injury or has passed away as a result of a pedestrian collision, please call me promptly at (916) 921-6400 for free, friendly advice. Or, you may reach me toll-free if you are calling outside of Sacramento at (800) 404-5400.
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