Highway 50 Fatal Pedestrian Accident

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Highway 50 Fatal Pedestrian Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Rancho Cordova pedestrian accident attorney. In the early hours of the morning on Friday, February 10, 2017, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) dispatch center received multiple calls from concerned motorists reporting a pedestrian walking along the eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 50 near the Zinfandel Drive off-ramp.

What Happened?

While CHP officers were in route to the location to stop traffic and make contact with the subject, a vehicle struck the pedestrian in the eastbound lane of Highway 50. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and cooperated with officers. According to initial reports, there are no signs of speed, distracted driving, or driving under the influence to be a factor in this collision. Officers urged motorists to take extra caution while driving in rainy weather.

Were There Injuries?

The pedestrian succumbed to the traumatic injuries he suffered from the impact at the scene. It is not clear why the pedestrian was walking along the highway. The driver of the vehicle was very shaken up after the collision but did not request any medical attention at the scene.

Investigation and Road Closures

The investigation is being conducted by the CHP. While officers were on the scene collecting evidence a passerby stopped to give a witness statement. As she was pulling over onto the right shoulder of Highway 50 a passing motorist struck her vehicle. There were no injuries reported. All lanes of Highway 50 were shut down for nearly 3 hours during the morning commute and traffic was congested and slow all the way to the Mather Field exit.

We extend our condolences to the family of the man or woman who lost their life in this tragic accident.

Rancho Cordova Pedestrian Accident Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Rancho Cordova pedestrian accident attorney. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident or lost someone you love, please call me promptly at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice.

I have been helping residents of the Rancho Cordova community recover compensation for their personal injury and wrongful death claims for over 30 years.

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Source of Highway 50 Fatal Pedestrian Accident: http://www.kcra.com/article/pedestrian-hit-killed-on-hwy-50-in-rancho-cordova/8701781

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