Fleeing Driver Causes Sacramento Bicycle Fatality Crash

Fatal Bicycle Crash on MLK Jr. Boulevard Involves Fleeing Driver

A fleeing driver was involved in an August 28 Sacramento bicycle fatality crash in the South Oak Park area. The collision occurred as the woman was riding her bike on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near 21st Avenue at about 2:00 a.m. Although Sacramento Police Department officers administered CPR to the woman after finding her with serious trauma, she was pronounced deceased by fire department personnel. 

Investigation Unit Seeking Fleeing Driver in Sacramento Bicycle Fatality Accident

The hit-and-run driver fled the scene before the arrival of police. However, the major collisions unit of the police department is investigating to locate the fleeing driver and to determine how the accident occurred. The deceased woman’s identity has not been released, pending notification of the family by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office. 

Authorities Seeking Information About Sacramento Bicycle Fatality Crash  

Those who have information about the fatal bicycle accident are asked to call (916) 808-5471, which is the police dispatch center, or (916) 443-4357 (Crime Stoppers). Callers do not need to leave their names. Information may lead to a reward. Those who are calling anonymously may also use the smartphone app “P3 Tips.” 

Accidents That Result in Wrongful Death

The family of a deceased loved one deserves justice for their loss. The attorneys who work on wrongful death claims know how the law works and what you and your family need. If you believe another person or entity’s negligence contributed to the death of your loved one, you should speak to an injury attorney. 

Negligent Drivers Cause Bicycle Accidents

Injuries or fatalities often result from bicycle accidents caused by negligent drivers. Bicycle accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, such as speeding, distracted driving, running a red light or failing to yield. The lawyer can investigate to determine fault in an accident.

Collection of Evidence

Injury lawyers investigate a case once they determine that another driver’s negligence may have contributed to the Sacramento bicycle fatality crash. As much evidence as possible will be collected during this process, including interviews with witnesses, as well as the following:

  • An accident reconstruction expert can help attorneys determine what happened after a fatal bicycle accident. Skid marks and other indicators of speed and direction can also be used by accident reconstructionists as indicators of blame.
  • The police report is reviewed to collect information and determine if errors were made.
  • Area surveillance cameras provide valuable evidence if the Sacramento bicycle fatality crash was caught on tape.
  • The site of the collision is checked to look for tire tracks and other evidence of whether the driver tried to stop before the Sacramento bicycle fatality crash occurred. 

The evidence and testimony from this investigation will then be used to substantiate a case against the driver who caused the Sacramento bicycle fatality accident.

Here are some tips from injury lawyer Ed Smith for those considering hiring an attorney:

Sacramento Wrongful Death Attorney

I’m Ed Smith. I’m a Sacramento wrongful death attorney. In the event that a loved one has been killed due to negligence, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed to obtain compensation for the loss. Please contact us at (916) 921-6400 for friendly, free and compassionate service. We are also available by phone at (800) 404-5400. There is also an online form you can use to contact us.

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