Articles Posted in Pedestrian Accidents

Major Pedestrian Accident Sends Elderly Man to Hospital

A major pedestrian accident occurred in Stockton on September 25 when an elderly man was struck at a local intersection. The accident happened in the residential area of Fred Russo Drive where it intersects with March Lane around 6:24 in the morning, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) report. The vehicle that struck the pedestrian left the scene. At this time, no information about the driver or the vehicle has been supplied by authorities. The injured pedestrian, described as age 85, was transported to a nearby hospital for further evaluation and treatment. The accident is under investigation by officials with the CHP to determine how it occurred. Due to the investigation into the crash, March Lane between Montauban Avenue and Holman Road was closed for a time. 

Older Pedestrian Injured in a Carmichael Motor Vehicle Accident

An older pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle on September 28 in Carmichael at around 11:45 in the morning. The accident happened along Cypress Avenue just west of Manzanita Avenue, according to a report issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The pedestrian who was struck appeared to have suffered a head injury, and an ambulance was summoned to the scene. The CHP will be conducting an investigation to determine how the accident occurred and to assign fault.

Sacramento Crosswalk Pedestrian Injury 

A pedestrian injury occurred during the early hours of September 18 in Sacramento after a woman was struck by a motor vehicle. The accident occurred at the intersection of 6th and W streets near Southside Park shortly after 1:00 in the morning. The Sacramento Police Department and fire department arrived at the scene to discover a woman in the roadway with an injury to her head that was bleeding. However, the woman was awake and alert as well as talking.

Yolo County Bus Involved in Sacramento Pedestrian Accident

A collision between a Yolo County Transportation District bus with a person walking in Sacramento on September 11 resulted in a pedestrian injury accident. The accident happened near L and 5th streets at about 11:20 a.m., according to the Sacramento Police Department. The injured pedestrian was taken to a nearby hospital for additional evaluation and treatment of their injuries. The Yolo bus that was involved in the accident had a sign up in the front that indicated it was being used as a training vehicle. At this time, no reason has been given as to why the pedestrian accident occurred. The case is currently under investigation. 

Citrus Heights Police Promote Safe Behaviors

September is Pedestrian Safety Month and the Citrus Heights Police Department is working with other law enforcement agencies across the Golden State to promote pedestrian safety. Throughout the month of September, the department will have more police officers on patrol to help reduce the risk of pedestrian injuries and deaths. Officers will focus on drivers and pedestrians who violate traffic laws such as speeding, failing to stop for signs, not yielding to pedestrians, and distracted driving or walking.

Pedestrian Accident Occurs in Carmichael

A pedestrian accident with a pickup truck caused injuries in Carmichael on August 30 in a residential neighborhood. The accident happened shortly before 10:30 in the morning at Columbine Way and Denver Drive, which is located east of Manzanita Avenue, when the driver of a Ford F-250 collided with a 35-year-old man. The pedestrian was transported to a hospital in Roseville for treatment and additional evaluation of his injuries. The accident is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to determine how it occurred.

Bicyclist Killed by a Freight Train in Elk Grove

A bicyclist was killed on August 19 when he was hit by a freight train on Elk Grove Florin Road near Bond Road. According to a representative of the Elk Grove Police Department, the accident occurred at 5:15 p.m. as the bicyclist was heading east on Bond Road. Witnesses said the arms came down along with lights at the train crossing, indicating a locomotive was approaching. Even though other drivers at the site blew their horns, the train hit the man. The name of the deceased has yet to be released by the coroner’s office in Sacramento County. The traffic bureau of the Elk Grove Police Department will be in charge of the investigation. Traffic in the area was diverted immediately following the crash from the area north of West Camden Drive. The road was reopened at about 9:00 p.m. 

Deadly Crash Kills Pedestrian in Arden Arcade

A deadly crash claimed the life of a pedestrian in Sacramento on August 18. The accident occurred around 9:20 in the evening along northbound Watt Avenue near Whitney Avenue in the area of Arden Arcade, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) report. Emergency responders with the Sacramento Fire Department attempted to resuscitate the male pedestrian. However, it was to no avail. The driver was reported as cooperating with police in the investigation. Initially, it was alleged that alcohol may have been a contributing factor to the deadly crash; however, this was subsequently ruled out. 

Pedestrian Killed in West Sacramento Accident

A pedestrian killed in West Sacramento was hit by a vehicle traveling the crossroads of Jefferson and Stone boulevards on July 6. The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The accident occurred at 8:25 in the evening, according to West Sacramento Police. As of this report, authorities have not identified the woman who died. The police have said that alcohol or drugs do not appear to be involved in the crash. I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

 Parking Lot Accident in North Highlands

A  pedestrian was injured in a parking lot accident on March 25 in North Highlands. The incident took place around 2:00 in the afternoon along Date Avenue near a multi-family home. According to the California Highway Patrol, a pedestrian was struck by a neighbor who was backing out his Nissan. The man who was injured was walking through the parking lot. The driver left the scene of the accident after telling the pedestrian he should watch where he was walking. One witness to the incident told CHP officers where the driver lived. It is unknown whether charges will be filed.