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Sacramento Pedestrian Dies in Crash Outside a Shopping Center

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June 11, 2024
Edward Smith

Vehicle Crash Outside a Shopping Center on Arden Way Causes Fatality

A Sacramento pedestrian died in a vehicle crash outside a shopping center on June 10 near Arden Fair Mall. The accident happened on Arden Way near Heritage Lane at about 11:24 p.m. Officers with the Sacramento Police Department arrived to handle the accident. 

Investigation Being Conducted in Fatal Vehicle Crash Outside a Shopping Center

Police closed Arden Way between Point West and Challenge ways for the rest of the night to conduct an investigation into the cause of the collision. The driver stayed at the scene. Witnesses to the accident are asked to contact the Sacramento Police Department by calling (916) 808-5471.

How an Accident Lawyer Supports a Claim for Wrongful Death in a Crash Outside a Shopping Center

In personal injury cases, including wrongful death claims, investigators play a pivotal role in gathering evidence to support the case. For pedestrian wrongful death investigations, the process mirrors that of other accident investigations, involving several key steps:

  • Accident site investigation: Investigators visit the accident scene to collect evidence such as vehicle debris, tread marks, and roadway damages. They also capture photographs to document the site.
  • Surveillance search: The surrounding area is examined for surveillance footage from businesses, nearby homes, and traffic cameras. Videos capturing the moment of the crash provide compelling evidence.
  • Police report review: Investigators scrutinize the police report for any inaccuracies that might need correction.
  • Witness interviews: Eyewitnesses to the fatal pedestrian accident are interviewed. Occasionally, witnesses may have recorded the incident on their cell phones.
  • Accident reconstruction: This process involves analyzing the positioning of the pedestrian and the vehicle to establish fault.

Eligibility to File a Pedestrian Wrongful Death Claim

Generally, the decedent’s spouse and children are the primary parties eligible to file a wrongful death claim when a loved one dies in a vehicle crash outside a shopping center. If the deceased had no spouse or children, the claim can be filed by the parents and siblings. Additionally, if the decedent left a will, the estate administrator can file the claim. Importantly, only one claim is permitted, so the beneficiaries must be determined.

The Statute of Limitations and How It Affects a Claim

A wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the pedestrian accident’s date after a vehicle crash outside a shopping center. Failing to file within this period will result in the court dismissing the case. A wrongful death lawyer can manage the wrongful death claim, including negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurance company, allowing the grieving family to focus on healing, knowing their case is being professionally handled.

To gain further insight into wrongful death claims, check out this video by accident attorney Ed Smith:


Wrongful Death Lawyer in Sacramento

I am Ed Smith, a wrongful death lawyer in Sacramento. The anguish of losing a loved one due to an accident is compounded when the loss is caused by a negligent driver. If you’re seeking free and friendly advice about filing a wrongful death claim, our lawyers can be reached at (916) 921-6400. You can also contact us via our toll-free number at (800) 404-5400 or send us an online message.

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Photo attribution: Image by Andreas Lischka from Pixabay

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