Jogger Killed in Woodland Traffic Collision

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March 30, 2022
Edward Smith

Fatal Accident on CR98 Occurs When Car Hits Jogger

A jogger was struck and killed near Woodland in a traffic collision on March 25. The accident was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as occurring at the County Road 98 intersection with County Road 25A around 4:40 a.m. Apparently, the jogger was heading west along the shoulder of CR 25A, nearing the crossroad, when he was struck and killed by a 38-year-old Woodland man driving a Cadillac. 

Traffic Collision Fatality Being Investigated by Authorities

The identity of the jogger has not been released yet, pending notification of the family by the Yolo County Coroner’s Office. The accident is being investigated to determine how it occurred.

Fatalities Involving Pedestrians

Accident injuries and deaths are usually caused by negligence. In the wake of a pedestrian fatality accident, it is our job to find out why it occurred. By doing so, the grieving family can file for the compensation that can help them move forward. Pedestrian fatalities are commonly caused by:

  • When a driver speeds along, a pedestrian crossing the street is at risk of being struck by the motorist.
  • During a distracted driving accident, a motorist fails to see a pedestrian on foot in their path while texting on their cell phone.
  • Intoxicated drivers find it difficult to control their vehicles to avoid a traffic collision. 
  • Pedestrians and drivers think it is safe to cross an intersection when the lights are malfunctioning. 
  • Sleep deprivation from staying up too late or shift work has left the driver drowsy. A fatigued motorist is in danger of causing a traffic collision just as an inebriated driver is.

When A Traffic Collision Takes the Life of a Loved One

Even if you could have predicted the death, it is still difficult for family members to lose a loved one. The death of a family member can be especially traumatic if the traffic collision was caused by negligence. A family faces grief and stress over the passing of their loved one and the absence of the decedent.

Getting answers to how the accident happened is important to the family, as our law firm knows. In cases where another driver or entity negligently caused their loved one’s death, they want justice for the deceased. The loss of a loved one is incredibly difficult. The added stress of worrying how they will cope financially, especially if the deceased provided support, adds to their grief.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits: How They Can Help in a Traffic Collision

The family is entitled to the following in a wrongful death lawsuit:

  • Costs associated with funeral and burial services are recoverable.
  • A decedent’s wages until retirement can be claimed.
  • A deceased family member may have been entitled to work-related benefits, which are recoverable.
  • The spouse can recover the loss of consortium and care provided by the decedent.
  • Children of the decedent would have been given training, affection and nurturing, and this is now missing.

The Role of Injury Lawyers After a Wrongful Death

A family pays nothing until the wrongful death case is won because injury lawyers charge their clients on a contingency basis. We can schedule a free virtual or in-person meeting with our injury lawyers to discuss the accident, explain your options for compensation and answer all your questions. We’re here to take the pressure off of you. In spite of the pain you feel and the sense of loss, getting compensation can alleviate the financial stress that the sudden death of a loved one brings. 

Woodland Wrongful Death Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Woodland wrongful death lawyer. When your loved one died due to another’s negligence, your family may be able to file a wrongful death claim to recover damages. Contact our injury lawyers for their free and friendly advice at (530) 392-9400. You can also contact us at (800) 404-5400 or by sending us an online message

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