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Madison Avenue and Hillsdale Boulevard Intersection Accident

A fleeing driver struck and injured two pedestrians in North Highlands during the early hours of March 15. The California Highway Patrol (CHP), in their report, said that firefighters with Sac Metro were sent to Madison Avenue at the intersection with Hillsdale Boulevard in response to a report of a vehicle striking a pedestrian. Even though the driver that caused the accident fled the scene, other motorists stopped to help and turned their flashers on to warn others before the arrival of the CHP.

Pedestrian Thrown Onto Hood of Car in Accident

A pedestrian injury occurred in North Highlands on February 23 after a walker was struck by a vehicle on Elkhorn Boulevard. The incident was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and occurred shortly before 9:00 in the evening at Elkhorn Boulevard’s intersection with Watt Avenue. According to the police report, the pedestrian was thrown onto the hood of a Honda Accord and suffered at least a broken leg. Emergency responders with the Sacramento Fire Department arrived at the scene to offer aid and assess the pedestrian’s injuries. That person was transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment and assessment. Investigators with the CHP are examining the accident to determine how it happened.

Hit and Run Accident in Roseville Injures Pedestrian

A hit and run accident in Roseville on January 31 seriously injured a pedestrian who was crossing the roadway westbound at Riverside Avenue near Cirby Way. According to the Roseville Police Department, the man was described as age 60 and suffered life-threatening injuries in the Friday night accident. He was found in the median by police officers responding to the call about an accident. The pedestrian was transported by emergency responders to Sutter Roseville Medical Center for treatment.

Pedestrian Injured in Sacramento Hit and Run

On January 12, 2020, a hit and run injury to a pedestrian occurred in Sacramento along Florin Road in a Walmart parking lot. The incident was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as happening at 11:23 in the morning between a pedestrian and an unknown driver who fled the scene. Emergency responders with the Sacramento Fire Department arrived at the accident site to assess the pedestrian’s injuries. The walker was then transported to Kaiser North Medical Center for a knee injury. The CHP is investigating the accident to locate the driver who left the scene without offering aid or exchanging information. 

Fleeing Driver Injures Pedestrian in Sacramento

A pedestrian injury in a midtown Sacramento accident occurred on December 31, 2019, in the evening hours. Officers with the Sacramento Police Department and emergency responders were called to the scene at about 10:35 p.m. at 19th and Q streets. When emergency responders with the Sacramento Fire Department arrived, they discovered a pedestrian lying in the road. He was conscious and spoke to police officers before being transported to a nearby hospital. The accident report said that the vehicle that struck the pedestrian pinned his leg to the pavement. The driver was told to move his vehicle to free the injured pedestrian. Then the driver fled from the accident scene. The incident is under investigation by the Sacramento Police to determine how the accident occurred. 

Pedestrian Injury in Sacramento Linked to Hit and Run Driver

A pedestrian injury occurred in Sacramento on December 21 on the 1800 block of N Street. Officers with the Sacramento Police Department as well as Sac Fire arrived at the location following a report of an injured pedestrian at around 12:20 in the morning. When officers arrived, they discovered an unresponsive but conscious person lying on the sidewalk. That individual was transported to a nearby hospital with undescribed injuries. Police in the case are seeking a black-colored SUV with a broken windshield that may have caused the pedestrian injury. Officers with the Sacramento Police are investigating the accident to determine how it occurred.

Brentwood Accident Injures Elderly Pedestrian

Last week, an elderly woman who was crossing the street via crosswalk was hit by a car in Brentwood. The accident took place by the Deer Ridge neighborhood in the early evening shortly after 5:30 p.m. According to the Brentwood Police Department, the collision happened at the intersection of St. Andrews Drive and Foothills Road. The injured pedestrian, an 80-year old woman whose name has not been disclosed, was using the crosswalk when she was struck by a 42-year old Brentwood resident. The driver was making a left turn when they collided with the pedestrian.

Legal Options for Victims of Pedestrian Accidents

For a pedestrian, a few things can be as dangerous as getting hit by a car. The risk of sustaining mortal injuries is extremely high in such accidents. In 2017, the total number of pedestrian deaths in California was 858, accounting for nearly 24% of all traffic-related fatalities.

Pedestrian Seriously Injured on Stockton Boulevard 

A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a motor vehicle on November 26 along Stockton Boulevard a little after 11:00 p.m. The accident happened in the vicinity of Gerber Road. Although the nature of the injuries are unknown at this time, the pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with what were described as major trauma. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) was at the site, and an investigation is underway. It is unclear whether the motorist remained at the scene or whether drugs or alcohol were involved. 

Pedestrian Hit and Run Accident in Sacramento

A pedestrian hit and run accident occurred at the southeast corner of Broadway and 33rd Street near the Pacific Charter Institute on October 28. The Sacramento Police and rescue operations of the Sacramento Fire Department found the as yet unknown pedestrian lying on the pavement at this location. According to witnesses, the pedestrian hit and run accident involved a red PT Cruiser. The driver fled the scene heading east on Broadway toward Martin Luther King Boulevard without stopping. The pedestrian was awake at the scene and able to converse with responders. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation of what appeared to be moderate injuries upon initial evaluation. An active investigation into the accident is ongoing at this time.