South Sacramento Fatal Pedestrian Accident
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento pedestrian accident attorney. Authorities are investigating a pedestrian accident that took place in South Sacramento during the evening hours of Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Sadly, the pedestrian involved in the accident suffered fatal injuries.
A pedestrian was walking along 14th Avenue in South Sacramento. The pedestrian decided to cross 14th Avenue. At the same time, a sport utility vehicle was traveling eastbound along 14th Avenue from Stockton Boulevard. Unfortunately, the SUV driver could not avoid the pedestrian crossing the street and crashed into the pedestrian.
What Caused the Pedestrian Accident?
Investigators have not yet released a cause of the pedestrian accident. Sergeant Bryce Heinlein, a spokesman from the Sacramento Police Department, did indicate that the pedestrian was not in a marked crosswalk at the time of the accident. The driver of the SUV remained at the scene and was cooperating with the investigation.
Pedestrian Suffers Fatal Injuries
When authorities arrived at the scene of the pedestrian accident, they discovered the pedestrian had severe injuries. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital where he later passed away. The identity of the pedestrian has not been released due to pending notification of family.
We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the pedestrian that passed away in this tragic accident.
Pedestrian Accidents Outside a Crosswalk
When an accident takes place involving a pedestrian and a motor vehicle, the determination of who holds fault will generally require circumstances and careful consideration of facts of the accident. In general, both motorists and pedestrians have a duty to obey traffic signals, signs and laws. Drivers must travel on the proper side and lanes of the roadway and avoid distracted driving and drunk driving. Pedestrians must exercise additional care to avoid accidental injuries. Ultimately, the use of a crosswalk is not a definitive when determining negligence in a pedestrian accident. Consult with an experienced personal injury attorney for additional information.
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Sacramento Pedestrian Accident Attorney
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento pedestrian accident attorney. If you, or someone you love has been injured or even passed away as a result of a pedestrian accident, please contact me at (916) 921-6400 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice.
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