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South Sacramento Injury Accident

South Sacramento Injury Accident

South Sacramento Injury Accident – A South Sacramento injury accident occurred on October 10 at the intersection of Alabama Road and Borden Road east of California State Route 99. Although the extent of injuries is unknown at the time of this report, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said that several people had to be transported to the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment.

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Hit and Run in South Sacramento Pedestrian Death

Hit and Run in South Sacramento Pedestrian Death

I’m Ed Smith, a South Sacramento car accident lawyer. A pedestrian death occurred last Thursday night, on May 11, 2017, when a 35-year-old woman was hit and killed while trying to cross Franklin Boulevard near 42nd avenue. The vehicle fled the scene following the accident.

My heart and prayers go out to all family and friends of the woman who lost her life in this tragic hit and run collision.

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South Sacramento Pedestrian Hit-and-Run

I’m Ed Smith, a South Sacramento car accident lawyer. During the evening hours of Tuesday, March 7, 2017, a pedestrian was walking in South Sacramento when a motorist collided with him. Unfortunately, the man suffered fatal injuries in the accident.

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High School Student Saves Driver from Crashed SUV

I’m Ed Smith, a South Sacramento car accident lawyer. A senior from Kennedy High School rescued  a dazed motorist out of their overturned vehicle during the afternoon hours of Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The heroic act by the teenager saved the life of the trapped driver involved in an automobile accident.

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PCL Injuries in Car Crashes Explained

I’m Ed Smith, a South Sacramento car accident lawyer. Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) injuries are common in car accidents. The cause of this type of injury is strong force and impact. In car crashes, it is the result of a bent knee slamming into the vehicle’s dashboard.  This injury also commonly occurs in children participating in high speed sports, like soccer or football, where children are running and their knee might collide with another player.

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South Sacramento Hit and Run
South Sacramento Hit and Run

I’m Ed Smith. I am a South Sacramento Pedestrian Accident Lawyer.  On Saturday, December 19, 2015, a 17-year-old girl was struck by a South Sacramento hit and run driver at the intersection of Fruitridge Road and Vista Avenue. The light had just indicated it was her turn to walk when she was hit by what looked to be a 2002 or 2003 Toyota Solara. The car was headed east on Fruitridge Road. It failed to stop for a red light. The dark colored vehicle (possibly blue) hit the girl sending her up into the air and then landing back onto the street.

Driver Flees Scene of South Sacramento Hit and Run

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An alarming 23% – 25% of all pedestrian fatalities in the United States involve senior citizens.  While the overall amount of pedestrian deaths has slightly decreased in the past decades, no change has been seen in regards to senior citizens fatalities in pedestrian vs. auto accidents.  Elderly members of our community continue to have the highest death rate of all pedestrians.  This has been true every year since 1975.

Many studies have been conducted in an attempt to understand why the pedestrian fatality statistics is so high among senior citizens. As a group, many seniors are no longer able to drive, which may account in part, for why they are a larger part of the population walking on public roadways.  Others point out that many seniors are advised by their medical providers and relatives to increase walking for health reasons, such as to decrease cholesterol, lower weight, increase balance and muscle strength and to keep themselves emotionally healthy.

Physical limitations may also play a role in the this skewed statistic.  Some elderly ones have limited vision and hearing and thus may be less alert to the traffic around them.  Limitations in peripheral vision may prevent elderly ones from seeing oncoming traffic.  Additionally, overall vision changes due to the aging process may make it difficult to  judge traffic distance and speed. Pre-existing spinal and neck issues can cause some senior citizens to become permanently stooped over or without the ability to turn or lift their neck/head  to properly see traffic conditions around them.  Additionally, some seniors may have smaller physical frames making them less visible to motorists.