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Arrest Made in Sacramento Fleeing Driver Accident

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June 01, 2024
Edward Smith

Pedestrian Suffers Critical Injuries on 16th Street in Sacramento Fleeing Driver Accident

An arrest was made in a Sacramento fleeing driver accident on May 31 that left a pedestrian with critical injuries. The accident occurred near the 16th Street intersection with V Street. The collision injured a male, age 32, according to the Sacramento Police Department. The driver was not to be found when they arrived at the scene.

Motorist in Sacramento Fleeing Driver Accident Arrested

The driver of the vehicle, identified as a male, age 41, was arrested by authorities at about 7:00 p.m. on Broadway. The hospitalized pedestrian was last reported still in critical condition. An investigation into the cause of the collision is underway by Sacramento accident detectives.

Injuries to Pedestrians During Vehicle Collisions in Sacramento

Pedestrians who are involved in a Sacramento fleeing driver accident often sustain severe injuries. These injuries can range from fractures and broken bones to more serious conditions like brain trauma, spinal injuries, and damage to internal organs. The severity of these injuries frequently requires prolonged hospital stays, resulting in substantial medical bills, lost income due to missed work, and significant impacts on the physical and emotional health of the injured individual. 

If the driver is located, they can be held financially responsible for the pedestrian’s injuries. A skilled attorney can assist in recovering the losses.

Frequent Causes of Negligence in Vehicle-Pedestrian Accidents

Several forms of driver negligence can lead to pedestrian injuries in a Sacramento fleeing driver accident. Key examples include:

  • Failing to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks
  • Being distracted by activities such as texting or making phone calls while driving
  • Exceeding speed limits, especially in areas where children are present or in residential neighborhoods
  • Ignoring stop signs or traffic lights
  • Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
  • Not adapting driving behavior to accommodate poor weather conditions

Compensation in a Pedestrian Injury Claim

When a negligent driver causes a pedestrian injury collision in Sacramento, compensation can be recovered in several areas:

  • Medical: All medical costs related to the accident can be recovered, including ambulance and hospital fees, surgeries, doctor bills, medications, and rehabilitative treatment. You can also recover out-of-pocket expenses for gas or parking if you keep the receipts. If your injury persists at the time of settlement, your lawyer will calculate and include the additional expenses.
  • Wages: If you missed work due to your injury and did not receive wages, those earnings are recoverable. The wage difference can be recovered if you accept a lower-paying job because you can no longer perform your previous work. If you are permanently disabled, you can recover your lost wages up to retirement age.
  • Pain and suffering: Compensation can be obtained for your physical and emotional trauma with the help of your injury lawyer.

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Sacramento Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, and I’m a pedestrian accident lawyer in Sacramento. If you’ve suffered an injury and financial loss due to someone else’s negligence, we can help hold them accountable. For free and friendly advice, call us at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 to speak with an experienced accident attorney. Whether you need assistance with your case, have questions, or want to explore your options for recovering compensation, our team is here to support you. You can also reach out to us through our online contact form.

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Photo attribution: Image by Mircea Iancu from Pixabay

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