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Keeping Most Vulnerable Pedestrians Safe

Keeping Most Vulnerable Pedestrians Safe

Keeping Most Vulnerable Pedestrians Safe – Pedestrians safety is essential for people of all ages. However, children and senior citizens are the most at risk for injuries or death. According to 2012 data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, children ages 15 and younger accounted for 6 percent of pedestrian deaths and 18 percent of pedestrian injuries in traffic accidents. Pedestrians ages 65 or older accounted for 20 percent of pedestrian deaths.

Common Types of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accident Injures Child Near Modesto

Pedestrian Accident Injures Child Near Modesto

Pedestrian Accident Injures Child Near Modesto — A pedestrian accident in Modesto on September 27, 2018, left an 11-year-old student of Somerset Middle School with serious injuries. The accident occurred along East Rumble Road and Highgate Road at approximately 7:48 in the morning. The boy was crossing in a crosswalk when he was hit by an oncoming black Chevrolet pickup truck. The young boy reportedly suffered abrasions, contusions, and trauma to his head. It is unknown whether the child was hospitalized for his injuries.

Accident Investigation

Brentwood Pedestrian Accident Injures Young Girl

Brentwood Pedestrian Accident Injures Young Girl

Brentwood Pedestrian Accident Injures Young Girl. A 10-year old girl was taken via helicopter to a trauma center after being struck by a vehicle in Brentwood on Monday, September 17, 2018. According to Brentwood police, it was approximately 7:45 a.m. when a Nissan Altima was traveling down Balfour Road in the eastbound lanes and approached an intersection at Guise Way. At the same time, the 10-year old girl was walking to school going northwards across the roadway, using a crosswalk. Police did not mention the vehicle’s speed at the time of the collision. The driver remained at the site of the accident and cooperated with police. The driver did not seem to be under the influence of any illegal substances. A CALSTAR helicopter was requested for pickup at a park behind Garin Elementary School and Edna Hill Middle School. The girl was taken to the UC Davis Trauma Center for her critical injuries.

Medical Condition Update

North Highlands Pedestrian Injury

North Highlands Pedestrian Injury

North Highlands Pedestrian Injury – A pedestrian injury occurred in North Highlands on September 21, 2018, involving a vehicular collision. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the accident involved a compact car, which struck a pedestrian at about 7:30 in the morning at Madison Avenue and Jackson Street. A witness to the incident called in the report and several vehicles stopped to try and help. The Sacramento Fire Department was called to the scene to aid the injured person, who was transported to a nearby hospital. No information has been released by the CHP on the identity of the pedestrian who was struck or the nature and intensity of the injuries. Authorities will be investigating the accident to determine cause and place fault.

Sacramento County Statistics

Sacramento Bus Collision 

Sacramento bus collision

Sacramento Bus Collision – A female pedestrian was left critically injured after a Sacramento bus collision on September 22, 2018, when she crossed the street outside a crosswalk. The incident was reported by the Sacramento Police Department after it responded to an accident at Silver Eagle Road and Norwood Avenue shortly before 9:00 in the morning. The Regional Transit bus involved in the crash was traveling along transit Route 19 in North Sacramento at the time.

Sacramento Bus Collision Details

Fair Oaks Pedestrian Injury

Fair Oaks Pedestrian Injury

Fair Oaks Pedestrian Injury – A pedestrian injury occurred on September 21, 2018, in front of Bella Vista High School on Madison Avenue in Fair Oaks. No information has been released on the identity or condition of the student or whether the hit and run driver that caused the collision has been located. A report of the accident by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said that the injured pedestrian was a student who was walking to school at the time and was struck by the vehicle shortly before 9:00 in the morning. It is unknown whether the student was treated at the scene and released or taken to a hospital for further treatment.

Safety in School Zones to Avoid a Pedestrian Injury

Carmichael Pedestrian Injury

Carmichael Pedestrian Injury

Carmichael Pedestrian Injury – A juvenile suffered a pedestrian injury when he was struck by a hit and run driver on September 18 in front of a Carmichael hospital. According to details of the accident, the pedestrian with trauma is 14-years-old and was able to provide authorities with a description of both the vehicle and the driver that fled the scene. The extent of the injuries to the young man is unknown at this time.

Carmichael Pedestrian Injury Details

Sacramento Pedestrian Trauma

Sacramento Pedestrian Trauma

Sacramento Pedestrian Trauma – The number of pedestrian fatalities in 2017 was twice the number of those the year before. Despite police targeting both walkers crossing the street illegally and negligent drivers, the numbers have continued to climb around the city and county. Traffic Safety Facts, compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported in 2016 that pedestrian trauma occurs once every hour and a half throughout the year. Despite the efforts to increase pedestrian protections through the use of improved crosswalks and driver education, this revelation means that more must be done to improve safety for those who walk.

How Drivers Can Reduce Pedestrian Trauma

Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Fatal Pedestrian Accident – A pedestrian fatality occurred on September 10, 2018, in the early hours of the morning along Arden Way. According to a report by the Sacramento police, the individual died at the site of the accident, and the road was shut down to traffic while detectives investigated the scene. The reason for the collision is being investigated by authorities. However, it has been determined that the driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

I would like to take this opportunity to offer my condolences to the family and friends of the deceased at this time of sorrow. 

Major Injuries in Antelope Pedestrian Accident

Major Injuries in Antelope Pedestrian Accident

I’m Ed Smith, an Antelope pedestrian accident lawyer. An early morning accident on August 16 in front of Antelope High School left one person with major injuries. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that lanes were blocked by the accident, which occurred at Titan Drive and Shell Beach Drive shortly before 7:40 in the morning. The Sacramento Fire Department was called so that paramedics could assess the injured person. The identity of that person is unknown at this time as well as which hospital that individual was taken to for additional treatment and evaluation.

School Safety at Antelope High School

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