Hit and Run Fatality
I’m Ed Smith, a pedestrian lawyer in South Sacramento. At approximately 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the 3900 block of Mack Road and Archean Way a tragic hit and run fatality occurred.
Witnesses that spoke with officers of the Sacramento Police Department said they saw a man in the road when he was hit by a car. The driver of that car left the scene. Tragically, the victim was hit again by a second vehicle. Thankfully, the driver of that car obeyed the law and stopped at the scene to wait for police.
Why would the first car in this hit and run fatality fail to stop?
There are many reasons he or she might have failed to stop. Fear is a big one. Especially, if the driver was under the influence of drugs and or alcohol. The driver may have been driving without a valid license or an uninsured motorist. Or perhaps, the driver was distracted.
WATCH: Youtube Video: Distracted Driving is Like Driving Blind. By Ed Smith. In this video by Autoaccident.com, you will see how someone who is texting while driving may become so distracted that they fail to see a pedestrian in the roadway. Texting is like driving blind!
WATCH: Youtube Video: Police: Pedestrian hit, killed by big rig in Sacramento. This video, by our friends at KCRA3 News is about a different pedestrian fatality that also occurred on Mack Road. This video is helpful because it discusses the different aspects of motor vehicle versus pedestrian accidents along Mack Road in South Sacramento.
Consult with an experienced Pedestrian Attorney Right Away
The sooner a pedestrian attorney is able to perform a detailed investigation, the more evidence he is likely to discover. This is why it is crucial for the loved ones of an injured or deceased pedestrian to retain the services of an experienced pedestrian lawyer as soon as possible after pedestrian accident or hit and run fatality.
Investigating the Circumstances and Accident Scene for you
If you are the loved one of an injured pedestrian, you need legal representation from an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer who is able to promptly investigate the circumstances of your family member’s hit and run fatality crash. I am available to help you recover monetary damages for his or her injuries and help you through the grieving process.
If you or someone you hold dear was affected by a hit and run accident and you have questions concerning this, call me without delay at 916-921-6400. If you are calling from outside Sacramento, you may call me at 800-404-5400 for fast, free and friendly advice.
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Source: KCRA3 News
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