Sacramento Pedestrian Injury Collision Reported in Arden-Arcade

Pedestrian Injury Collision Occurs at Chenu Way Intersection

A Sacramento pedestrian injury collision happened in Sacramento on November 22. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported the incident as occurring in the Arden-Arcade area around 3:34 in the afternoon. It occurred at Chenu and Kings Way, where they intersect with Watt Avenue. 

Investigation Being Conducted in Pedestrian Injury Collision

The pedestrian was reported to have suffered major injuries in the accident and was taken to a hospital for medical treatment. Southbound Watt Avenue was blocked as the scene was cleared. Information has not been released on the cause of the crash. An investigation into the cause is underway by the South Sacramento CHP traffic collision unit. 

Types of Pedestrian Intersection Accident Negligence

It is estimated that more than half of traffic collisions occur at intersections. Pedestrians and bicycle riders compound the situation further at these locations since traffic congregates from many directions. It is important for road users to pass through intersections safely. However, negligence and other factors can result in serious collisions. The following factors often cause intersection crashes:

  • Running a red light will most likely result in an intersection crash.
  • When a driver speeds at an intersection, he or she cannot slow down or stop in time to avoid hitting another vehicle, contributing to many accidents.
  • In addition to their poor reflexes, judgment, and inability to track their eyes, drunk drivers cause many serious accidents at intersections. Because of this, intoxicated drivers pose a danger to other road users.
  • A risky right turn can be made without seeing to the left because of vehicles waiting at the crosswalk.
  • Turning left before the arrow changes can result in an accident involving oncoming traffic.
  • Road negligence can lead to an intersection accident. Maintenance is typically the responsibility of a government entity. You have six months to file a government claim, or the case will not be heard. Enlisting the help of an accident attorney can ensure that the paperwork is filed properly. 

Liability Determination for Intersection Accidents

Medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering are all covered by damages when someone else is negligent. Our law firm has successfully handled many compensation claims over the years. The fee we charge you is contingent on the outcome of the case. If your case’s outcome is not successful, you owe us nothing.

The Investigation of the Case

An investigation is conducted to support a client’s pedestrian intersection injury claim, and evidence is gathered. Interviewing witnesses and checking the area for surveillance cameras may provide valuable insights into our investigation. An investigation of the government’s neglect is performed, as well as the reconstruction of the accident. As part of our efforts to build a strong case for our clients, we utilize the evidence gathered.

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Sacramento Pedestrian Accident Attorney

I’m Ed Smith. I’m a Sacramento pedestrian accident attorney. Pedestrians involved in motor vehicle accidents have a higher risk of suffering serious injuries. Injured parties may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses and other losses by holding the negligent driver responsible. You can reach our injury lawyers by calling (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice. In addition, we have a contact form available online.

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