Fair Oaks Boulevard Site of Pedestrian Fatality Accident
A pedestrian fatality accident was reported in Carmichael on May 3 after a vehicle struck a woman. The accident occurred at Fair Oaks Boulevard and Walnut Avenue around 1:14 p.m. Both officers with the California Highway Patrol and Sacramento Police Department arrived at the scene, where they discovered the woman lying in the roadway.
Police Investigating to Determine How Pedestrian Fatality Accident Occurred
The vehicle that struck the woman was a Honda Accord, driven by a female, age 20. The accident blocked the northbound fast lane. Medics with the fire department were called to the scene, where it was determined the woman had died from her injuries.
Officials have recently identified the decedent as 94-year-old Michiko Kay Fagin of Carmichael. CHP Traffic is working toward determining how the collision occurred. No additional information was reported on the driver of the vehicle.
Pedestrian Fatality Accidents: How They Happen
Because of the vulnerability of a pedestrian to serious injuries or fatalities in a collision, the faster the vehicle is going, the more likely the results will be fatal. A pedestrian fatality accident is more likely to occur in the following scenarios:
- Parking lots: When entering or backing out of a parking space, some drivers fail to check that the space is clear.
- Crosswalks: A crosswalk is supposed to provide pedestrians safe passage across the street, yet these designated spots have almost as many injuries and fatalities as unmarked intersections. Drivers who text, run red lights or commit other traffic violations are most likely to cause collisions.
- Speeding: Injuries to pedestrians occur because speeding drivers cannot stop fast enough to avoid a collision. There is a direct correlation between a vehicle’s speed and a pedestrian’s death risk. Death rates are higher in vehicles traveling at a high speed.
- Traffic and stop sign runners: Pedestrian accidents at intersections are often caused by drivers who run red lights or stop signs.
Information on Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
When a loved one dies in an accident caused by a negligent driver, the family may have the right to recover damages by filing a wrongful death claim. Although doing so won’t ease the pain they feel from the loss, it can bring the wrongdoer to justice and help provide a sense of closure. The injury lawyers and staff at AutoAccident.com are dedicated to helping families who have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident. Recoverable damages include:
- Funeral expenses
- Lost wages of the deceased, including the benefits they received
- Loss of companionship for the surviving family members
- Loss of consortium by the surviving spouse
- Other costs associated with the wrongful death due to negligence
- In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded if the driver was found to have acted recklessly or with a disregard for human life
It is important to hire a legal professional who can review the facts of your case and determine which types of compensation are applicable and what evidence needs to be presented for each type of claim. The compassionate attorneys at our firm understand that no amount of money can replace a loved one, but we will fight to ensure the negligent party is held accountable and the grieving family receives the compensation they deserve.
You can find valuable information about finding an attorney in the video below made by accident lawyer Ed Smith:
Carmichael Wrongful Death Lawyer
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