Del Paso Road Fatal Pedestrian Accident


Landscaper Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Del Paso Road

I’m Ed Smith, a Del Paso Heights personal injury lawyer. On March 30, a driver collided with several objects before striking and killing a landscaper who might have been working in the area.  A representative of the Sacramento police department said an investigation into the pedestrian accident is ongoing; however, alcohol use by the driver has been ruled out.

What Happened

According to a Sacramento police representative, a call was received about 11:00 a.m. stating that a driver’s vehicle had collided with a pole along Del Paso Road in the stretch between Gateway Park Boulevard and Blackrock Drive. Upon arriving at the accident scene, officers discovered that the driver, who had been heading westbound on Del Paso Road, had hit a tree and a pole. Then the vehicle had run into the landscaper, who was a 51-year-old resident of Stockton. The landscaper perished from his injuries at the scene.

It was speculated that the landscaper might have been working somewhere in the area. However, it was unclear whether he was standing in the area being worked on or was simply standing on the sidewalk when the accident occurred. The driver of the vehicle was severely injured in the crash and transported to a local hospital for treatment. Police closed Del Paso Road while they surveyed the accident scene.

Car Crashes and Liability

There are a number of reasons a car crash happens, from distracted driving, speeding and fatigue to accidents caused by the driver having a medical emergency. Any accident can cause injuries and the death of loved ones. When it has been caused due to negligence by another individual, the family of the person who has been lost to them can face medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, loss of support and other costs. This can make it even more difficult for the family, and they may decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover these costs. While this type of lawsuit does not ease the suffering of the family members left behind, it does help remove the financial burden.


Attorney Ed Smith

Del Paso Heights Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Del Paso Heights personal injury lawyer. If you have been injured or a family member has been injured or killed in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver, call me at (916) 921-6400 or the toll free number at (800) 404-4500 for free and friendly advice.

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