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Elderly Pedestrian Killed in Sacramento

Elderly Pedestrian Killed in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a pedestrian accident attorney in Sacramento. On April 1, an elderly man was walking near Tahoe Park in Sacramento when he was hit by an alleged drunk driver. Unfortunately, the pedestrian passed away during hospitalization.

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South Sacramento Fatal Pedestrian Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento pedestrian accident attorney. Authorities are investigating a pedestrian accident that took place in South Sacramento during the evening hours of Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Sadly, the pedestrian involved in the accident suffered fatal injuries.

Paratransit Unfair Fair Increase

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Pedestrian Accident Lawyer. Recently, decision-makers from Sacramento Regional Transit (RT) debated a proposal with members of the community that would raise the cost of a ride on Light Rail. The same proposal would effectively eliminate the paratransit monthly pass. This is sad news for disabled folks who are on limited incomes and do not have the transit options available to them that other members of the community have. To learn more about the concerns presented by the community:

Sacramento Pedestrian Fatality
I’m Ed Smith. A Sacramento pedestrian fatality is always a tragedy. As a Sacramento Pedestrian Accident Lawyer for over thirty years, I have handled hundreds of vehicle versus pedestrian cases. Did you know that every 8 minutes a pedestrian is injured in our country? The new year has barely started and unfortunately we are already getting news of vehicle versus pedestrian accidents in Sacramento, California.

Sacramento Pedestrian Fatality

school walkDid you know that there is a local program concerned solely with Sacramento pedestrian safety?   It is known as WALKSacramento and one of its accomplishments is that it has succeeding in bringing what is known as “Safe Routes” to area schools, increasing the likelihood that our children make it to school on foot safely and without incident.

In recent years, the number of children that walk or bike to school has decreased significantly.  The Safe Routes to School program (which is national) is designed to reverse that trend by providing safe and convenient routes for kids to get to school without the use of a motorized vehicle.

Not all injuries from motor vehicle accidents are sustained by drivers or passengers of cars. In fact, a large number of injuries are sustained by innocent pedestrians. Motor vehicle versus pedestrian accidents frequently result in serious and fatal injuries.

Yesterday, on June 23, 2015, one man was killed and a woman was injured in South Sacramento after being struck while walking in a gas station parking lot.

A pedestrian is injured every 8 minutes in the United States.  As a Sacramento Pedestrian Accident attorney for many years, I have handled hundreds of pedestrian injury cases.

In every case, a quick investigation of the scene is necessary. The accident scene may have tire tracks that show the vehicle’s direction of travel, skid marks as well as debris that can show the point of impact. There may be parts of the car still present such as broken headlights or mirrors and these should be collected. Road markings should be measured and photographed.