Arden Arcade Pedestrian Injury

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February 14, 2019
Edward Smith

Arden Arcade Pedestrian Injury

An Arden Arcade pedestrian injury occurred on February 11 in the late afternoon along eastbound El Camino Avenue. According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened at about 6:00 p.m. just east of Fulton Avenue in the left turn lane of El Camino Avenue and blocked the eastbound lanes. The pedestrian, who was struck by a motor vehicle, was down in the turn lane, and emergency personnel with the Sacramento Fire Department arrived to assess that person’s condition. It was reported that the pedestrian was an adult male from 35 to 40 years old and that he was conscious and speaking with responders at the accident site. The CHP reported that an ambulance was summoned to transport the pedestrian to a nearby hospital for further evaluation and care.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

An Arden Arcade pedestrian injury after an accident is a common occurrence just as it is across the country. Some statistics that might surprise are:

  • More than 5,000 pedestrians die each year in a motor vehicle versus pedestrian accidents. In 2016, that number was recorded as about 6,000 pedestrian deaths.
  • 64,000 pedestrians are injured in collisions.
  • Pedestrian deaths account for 11 percent of all accident fatalities.
  • Of all traffic deaths, pedestrian fatalities are second only to motor vehicle occupant deaths.
  • Every eight minutes, a pedestrian is injured by a motor vehicle.
  • By contrast, every 11 minutes a pedestrian dies in a crash.
  • Urban areas have the greatest number of pedestrian deaths.
  • 86 percent of pedestrian injuries occur in urban areas as opposed to roughly 14.3 percent in rural locations.
  • Collisions with a pedestrian occur most often at intersections.
  • The majority of pedestrian injuries involve males at 69 percent compared to females.

When Do Most Arden Arcade Pedestrian Injuries Happen?

The vast majority of walker injuries occur on Friday and Saturday. This corresponds to times that many pedestrians are out and about socially. In addition, the accidents happen between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and midnight.

How Do Walkers Avoid an Arden Arcade Pedestrian Injury?

Walkers must take steps to avoid accidents as can be seen by 2017 statistics. Some of the best tips on how to do this are as follows:

  • Pedestrians should make it a habit of crossing at intersections and not dart out between vehicles. This helps because drivers are expecting a walker to be crossing at an intersection.
  • Stop and look before crossing at a crosswalk. Check out traffic signals, and always look left, right and left one more time before crossing.
  • Make sure to clearly see in both directions. If something blocks a clear view, move into the street slightly to see traffic better.
  • Attract a driver’s attention by wearing bright colors in the daylight and light colors at night. Using reflective clothing or strips is a good idea at night.
  • Beware of vehicles exiting driveways.
  • Look out for drivers making turns, particularly right turns at a red traffic signal.

What Duty Do Drivers Owe Pedestrians?

All drivers owe pedestrians a duty to give them the right-of-way just as they owe to cyclists. Some top examples of driver negligence are:

  • Speeding
  • Traveling around a school bus
  • Failure to yield
  • Passing through a red light or stop sign or other reckless driving

Proving Negligence in a Pedestrian Accident

It is important for the plaintiff to show the following when injured in a pedestrian accident:

  • Prove that the driver had a duty of care to the pedestrian
  • The driver breached that duty of care
  • This negligence was the cause of the pedestrian’s injuries
  • There was financial loss associated with the accident

Arden Arcade Injury lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, an Arden Arcade Injury Lawyer. Being struck by a motor vehicle can cause a serious injury for a pedestrian. An injury lawyer can provide the insight you need to collect damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs. Call me at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice. I can also be reached online. The form to do this is on my website,

I have helped many people who live in Arden Arcade and Northern California for the past 37 years to obtain the compensation they need and deserve in all kinds of motor vehicle accidents, wrongful deaths and other types of trauma.

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I am a member of the Million Dollar Forum where trial attorneys have won more than $1 million for a client are granted membership. I also was awarded membership in the National Association of Distinguished Counsel where only one percent of all lawyers who are shown to provide legal excellence are allowed.

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