Pedestrian Accident in South Sacramento



Pedestrian Accident in South Sacramento Fog

Both driver and pedestrian must follow rules of the road.  A driver is usually held to a higher degree of duty than a pedestrian. What happens when fog is a factor in an accident?

How can we protect ourselves, as pedestrians, from being hit and killed by a car? How can we protect ourselves, as motorists, from hitting or killing someone with our car? These are the questions we may be asking ourselves.

Whether you are walking or jogging, or driving a vehicle,  it is important to be alert. This is the first step if you want to protect yourself as a pedestrian. This is also the first step if you want to protect yourself as a motorist. Stay alert. Stay off the phone. Reduce speed. Give pedestrians the right of way. Keep focused on the roadway and your immediate surroundings. Use crosswalks when available. If it all sounds like common sense then why are there so many pedestrian accidents?

Details of December 8, 2015 pedestrian accident

When a pedestrian accident happens in our community it is a big deal. It’s a tragedy. A tragedy that may have been avoided.

  • Pedestrian accident happened in the early morning hours while it was still dark.
  • Incident occurred on Power Inn and Florin Roads.
  • Driver who hit pedestrian stopped to help.
  • Driver is cooperating with investigators.
  • Visibility was hampered due to morning fog.
  • Northbound lanes of Power Inn Road had to be shut down.
  • Victim died as a result of injuries received in this pedestrian accident
  • Roads were reopened at 7:15 a.m. this morning.

Source: KCRA3 News Broadcast@ 6:00 am

Watch Youtube Video: Driving Tips & Road Safety: How to Drive in Fog.

In this brief video, we are reminded that driving in the fog is like driving blind. Remember to avoid using high beams in foggy road conditions. Allow plenty of time to reach your destination in inclement weather. Keep a focused eye on the road way so you do not end up rear ending the car in front of you. Drive slow and cautious, leaving ample room between you and the car in front of you.

The first step in reducing pedestrian accidents is to stay alert of your surroundings at all times. This is true for both driver and pedestrian.

South Sacramento Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Hello.  I’m Ed Smith, a South Sacramento Accident Lawyer. If you or a someone you love has been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident or, injured while riding a motorcycling or riding a bike, I’d like to help answer your questions. I have assisted clients with these types of personal injuries South Sacramento and throughout Northern California for over three decades.

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed by the negligence of someone else, call now at (916) 921-6400.  Or, dial toll free at (800) 404-5400 if you are calling outside of Sacramento. I am here to go over the details of your accident with you.  I provide free, friendly advice at no obligation to you.

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