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Pedestrian Fatality in Roseville Caused by Suspected Drunk Driver

Highway 99 Accident Results in the Death of a Roseville Woman

A pedestrian fatality occurred in Roseville on January 8 after a woman was struck by a driver who is suspected of being drunk. The Roseville woman, age 26, was driving north along Highway 99 in a Nissan Sentra near Dillard Road around 2:20 in the morning when the fatal accident occurred, according to the incident report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). She had apparently been involved in a crash with another vehicle when she had gotten out of her vehicle to speak to the other motorist.

Suspected Drunk Driver Causes Pedestrian Fatality

It was at this time that a Volkswagen Jetta came along and struck the woman as well as the vehicle of the other driver from the previous collision. The CHP reported that the young woman died due to her injuries. The driver of the Volkswagen was identified as a Bridgeport, Washington, man, age 23. He was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. The investigation into the pedestrian fatality accident is ongoing.

Drunk Drivers Cause Many Accidents Each Year

Despite rigorous campaigns and continued efforts to halt the number of drunk drivers on the road, it is still a major cause of accident injuries and fatalities. Families who have lost a loved one because of a drunk or other negligent driver may place a claim for compensation with the help of an experienced injury lawyer. Even though it will not ease their grief, it may help with the financial stress and obtain for them some sense of justice. Since 1982, my law firm with our experienced injury attorneys has helped many families in this situation and may be able to help yours too. 

Expressing Support for a Person Who Is Grieving

When a loved one dies in an accident such as a pedestrian fatality, it can be one of the most difficult things for a family to encounter. In addition to the grief they feel, they are overwhelmed with questions, anger, wondering how it could have been prevented and how someone could die because another person was negligent or careless. They also wonder how they will face the future without their loved one. Other family members, friends, and clergy can be emotionally supportive in their time of need. Some of the things that can be done to show your support during their time of tragedy are:

  • Phone to let the family know that you are there for them. Visit if it is permissible.
  • Lend a listening ear. Most people who are grieving help themselves work through the stages by talking about their loved one. Being a sympathetic, understanding listener is an important contribution in support of their loss.
  • Send over food that has been ordered or bring over a home-prepared meal. Those who are in grief are apt to skip meals because they are so preoccupied by their emotions.
  • Offer to do chores around the house such as washing the dishes, walking the dog or mowing the lawn.
  • Offer to pick up prescriptions or run other errands such as picking the family’s children up from school.
  • Offer to accompany a grieving person without family support to the funeral home to make arrangements. This is a difficult time and having a shoulder to lean on is helpful.
  • Grief does not stop after the funeral is over and is a lonely time. Stay in touch with phone calls, visits, and perhaps offers to go out.

Roseville Wrongful Death Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Roseville wrongful death lawyer. Those who have lost a loved one because of a negligent driver or other entity may place a wrongful death claim for compensation. Please call for my free, friendly advice at (916) 921-6400 or through the toll-free number at (800) 404-5400. You can also reach me online.

My law firm has handled many traffic accident compensation cases, wrongful deaths, and traumatic injury claims for more than 38 years. Phone us for advice about your claim when you’ve lost a loved one due to negligence.

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