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Accident on Howe Avenue Injures Pedestrian

A pedestrian injury occurred in Sacramento on November 23 when an individual on foot was struck by a motor vehicle at the entrance to an apartment building. The accident happened around 5:10 p.m. on Howe Avenue between Alderbrook Way and Bell Street. First responders with the Sacramento Fire Department were called to the scene to assess injuries to the pedestrian. Those injuries were determined to be minor. The accident is being investigated by police to find out how it happened and to assign fault.

Accident on H Street Onramp Occurs in Midtown

A pedestrian accident happened in Midtown Sacramento on an on-ramp on November 17. The accident was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as occurring on the H Street on-ramp to State Route 51 southbound around 5:26 p.m. No information was released on injuries to the pedestrian or whether the driver remained at the accident scene. The CHP is carrying out an investigation to see how the collision occurred and to place fault. 

We Are All Pedestrians

We are all pedestrians at times.  When you make your way from your parked vehicle into the grocery store, you become an at-risk pedestrian.  According to a California Office of Traffic Safety report, nearly 900 pedestrians were killed in California in 2018.  That number represents a 26% increase from four years prior.  California’s pedestrian fatality rate is higher than the national average by a whopping 25%. We topped the nation in 2018 pedestrian deaths.  Additionally, that same year, more than 14,000 pedestrians were injured in California.  It is past time for all users of California roads to do their part to reduce or eliminate the number of pedestrian injuries and fatalities that occur throughout the state.  With that in mind, we offer the following pedestrian safety guide.

Accident on Valley Hi Drive Results in Pedestrian Death

A pedestrian fatality occurred in Sacramento following an accident with a motor vehicle on October 26 in the area of Valley Hi Drive. The Sacramento Police Department reported that the road between Mack Road and Bruceville Road had been shut down at about 5:00 in the morning due to the accident. Commuters were requested to access an alternate route as the incident scene was cleared. An investigation was being conducted into what caused the death of the pedestrian. No information has yet been released on the identity of the deceased person.

Bike Lanes and Walking Paths

You may have noticed during your travels throughout the Sacramento region that new pedestrian bridges and designated bike lanes are being constructed in several locations.  Soon, our area will have even more options for safe biking and walking, thanks to a new action plan recently enacted by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

Pedestrian at 12th Street Crossing Injured in Train Accident

A train accident involving a pedestrian occurred in Sacramento on June 19 in the community of Alkali Flats. Officers with the Sacramento Police Department and Sac Fire responded to the accident, which occurred at the train crossing on 12th Street between Chinatown Alley and D Street at around 7:00 in the evening. One radio dispatch said that the injured person might have been pushed into or in front of the train. 

Sacramento’s Two Rivers Trail Phase II

The City of Sacramento has a top-notch trail system in its American River Bike Trail.  The trail provides an invaluable service to bicycle commuters and offers all residents endless options for recreation.  There are still some portions of the city that do not connect via the trail, however.  Soon, a new section of the trail, known as Two Rivers Trail Phase II, will provide more access points and incorporate more residents.

Vehicle Versus Pedestrian Accident Results in Injury

A pedestrian was injured in Sacramento on June 12 at the juncture of 7th and K streets. Authorities received a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian accident at this location at 11:59 in the afternoon. Both a Sacramento Police unit and Sacramento Fire were dispatched to the site. The pedestrian was located near an alley. The individual was treated at the scene by emergency responders and was able to leave. The driver remained at the accident site and was allowed to leave after the official investigation concluded. There is no word at this time whether drugs or alcohol was involved.

Fair Oaks Boulevard Accident Results in Death of Pedestrian

A pedestrian fatality occurred in Fair Oaks the evening of June 7 after the walker was hit by a motorist in a Ford Fusion. The collision occurred along eastbound Fair Oaks Boulevard, where it intersects with New York Avenue, just after 9:00 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The individual who died was identified as a Fair Oaks resident, age 59. He was taken by emergency responders to a nearby hospital with injuries that were life-threatening and passed away the next morning. The pedestrian’s identity has not been released pending notification of the family by the coroner’s office.

Accident on Watt Avenue On-Ramp Injures Pedestrian

A pedestrian injury accident occurred in Sacramento on April 24 when a woman was struck by a driver in a Toyota RAV4. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the collision occurred on the southbound on-ramp at Watt Avenue that connects with Highway 50 westbound at around 12:45 in the morning. The female pedestrian was seriously injured in the collision. Emergency responders transported the woman to a hospital for further treatment and evaluation. The on-ramp leading to Highway 50 westbound was shut down as authorities investigated how the collision occurred.

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