Pedestrian Injured in Butterfield Way and Folsom Boulevard Intersection Crash
An intersection crash in the La Riviera area of Sacramento caused injury to at least one person on July 8. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported the accident happened just before 11:00 a.m. at the intersection of Butterfield Way and Folsom Boulevard between a Mazda and Mini Cooper. Medical assistance was requested by one of the persons involved in the accident for a complaint of pain.
Additional Information About the Intersection Crash
First responders with the Sacramento Fire Department were dispatched to the scene in La Riviera and discovered that one party had exited their vehicle and was lying on the grass waiting for medical assistance. No additional information was provided on whether that person was transported to a hospital. The CHP is investigating the intersection accident to determine fault and how the intersection crash happened.
Major Causes of a Pedestrian Injury
Although pedestrians themselves can contribute to an accident involving a motor vehicle, they are often caused by a negligent driver or other entity. Some of the causes include:
- Speeding is a major cause of all types of accidents. A motorist who is driving too fast has less control over the vehicle and may not be able to stop in time to prevent an intersection crash.
- Distracted driving has become the most common type of negligence committed by motorists. Looking away from the road ahead by texting, talking on a phone or other distracting act means the driver may not see someone walking in front of their car until too late.
- Drunk or drugged driving affects the motorist’s judgment, vision, reflexes and coordination, which is a bad combination that can lead to an intersection crash.
- Fatigue can lead to an intersection crash when a driver is too tired to concentrate on the road ahead.
- Government negligence in maintaining a roadway can lead to an accident if the lighting is poor, traffic lights are not working, the timing is off or overgrown shrubbery masks the view.
Types of Evidence Collected to Support a Pedestrian Injury Claim
All cases for compensation rely on the collection of evidence. Over the years, I have worked as a personal injury lawyer, I’ve successfully handled many cases involving injured pedestrians. The following are some of the ways the evidence to support a claim is gathered:
- Collect physical evidence from the intersection crash scene
- Look for errors in the police report and talk to the witnesses
- Determine where the accident occurred, whether in the intersection, on the shoulder or in another location
- Perform injury analysis from the location of the pedestrian’s trauma, which can show the position of the walker when he or she was struck
- Locate digital evidence such as cell phones and those from systems in vehicles and surveillance cameras
- Check parking and roadway conditions, lighting and other elements that might have caused the crash
- Investigate the human factors that might have caused the crash such as speeding, running a red light or distracted driving
The evidence is compiled by our lawyers into a strong case that supports our client’s claim for compensation. This information is used when dealing with the insurance company or in preparing a court case.
Pedestrian & Auto Accident Lawyers in Sacramento
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Auto Accident Lawyer. Call me for my free and friendly advice about your claim for compensation. You can reach me also at (800) 404-5400 or through messaging me on the online form.
I’ve helped many people in Sacramento County obtain compensation for their injuries since 1982. I handle traffic collisions, traumas such as brain injuries, government claims, and wrongful deaths, among others.
Check the following links to find out what previous clients of mine have said about my help and look over some of the cases my law firm handled:
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