Pedestrian Dies in Dixon Highway Accident

Pedestrian Dies in Dixon Highway Accident

One man lost his life during an auto accident in Dixon on Monday, April 8, 2019. The accident involved one vehicle and a pedestrian who was fatally injured. Authorities stated the name of the fatally injured man is Robert Gingerich, a 58-year-old resident of Dixon. We would like to send our sympathies to the family members and friends of Mr. Gingerich during their time of sorrow.

Crash Information

According to information reported by California Highway Patrol (CHP), the crash took place at around 8:10 a.m. The Dixon man had been driving a pickup truck eastbound on Highway Interstate 80 when a ladder fell out of the back of his vehicle. The pickup truck driver pulled over to the side of the highway and began reversing his vehicle back to the location of the ladder. After backing up, the man exited his truck and entered into the slow lane of the highway in order to retrieve the ladder. The man was tragically struck by an oncoming Toyota Camry directly after he entered the highway.

Emergency officials were immediately sent to the crash site after CHP was contacted about the accident. Responders arriving at the accident scene discovered that the pedestrian had suffered critical trauma. The man was sadly declared deceased on-site. Police stated that a child in the passenger seat of the parked pickup truck did not suffer any physical trauma. However, we can only imagine how terrible it must have been to be involved in this incident.

Investigation

CHP investigators are currently investigating this accident in order to determine what factors may have been involved. Pedestrian accidents are often critical and can be caused by a variety of factors. Common pedestrian accident factors include distracted driving, poor visibility, auto product defects, speeding, DUI, and more.

Contacting a Lawyer

Fatal accidents are often devastating for families and the emotional impact of losing a loved one can feel overwhelming. Often, feelings of anxiety, grief, and depression leave people feeling exhausted and many have a hard time keeping up with the demands of daily life. To make matters worse, people are sometimes unable to spend time healing because of financial concerns related to the accident. However, families can be provided with financial security after tragic accidents by filing wrongful death claims.

Wrongful death claims seek to hold negligent parties responsible for the damages they have caused and to help people recover personally and financially following a fatal accident. These cases are often complex and depend on the details of the specific accident. While calling a lawyer may seem difficult, it is best to talk with an attorney as soon as you can in order to ensure that you can recover the money you deserve.

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