Hit-and-Run in Olivehurst Neighborhood
On Sunday night, October 10, 2021, in Yuba County, California, a 54-year-old woman was struck by a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup truck chose to leave the scene without rendering aid to the pedestrian, who ultimately succumbed to her injuries.
Details of the Fatal Incident
According to officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the fatal incident occurred within a residential neighborhood. The impact happened on Powerline Road in the vicinity of Seventh Avenue. This area is located just west of Highway 70 in the city of Olivehurst. The woman was walking in the neighborhood when she was struck by a small pickup truck at approximately 10:10 p.m. The identity of the woman has not yet been released pending notification of her family.
Description of the Suspect Pickup Truck
A news release from the Yuba-Sutter Area Office of the CHP indicated that the pickup truck driver was heading south on Powerline Road when the truck struck the pedestrian near Seventh Avenue. The pickup driver then continued driving south on Powerline and left the scene. The truck is described as small and gray with a lift kit.
CHP Seeks Information on Driver and Truck
Anyone with information on the hit-and-run driver or the small gray pickup truck is asked to contact the Yuba-Sutter CHP Office at (530) 674-5141.
Hit-and-Run After Causing Injuries is a Felony
The driver in this Olivehurst incident will likely face felony charges if apprehended. When a person flees the scene of an accident that causes damage to property only, the hit-and-run charge would usually be a misdemeanor. However, if a driver flees an accident scene where another person has sustained injuries, the charges become felony-level – much more serious. In this recent Olivehurst incident, the crash resulted in a tragic fatality.
October is National Pedestrian Safety Month
As we have reported recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has designated October as National Pedestrian Safety Month. This nationwide campaign is in response to the increasing incidents of fatal pedestrian traffic accidents. As more and more people walk for recreation and just to get around, cities need to provide a safe and separate area for those on foot to protect them from vehicle traffic. Whenever pedestrians and bicyclists are traveling in an area that also has heavy vehicle traffic, risks to the pedestrians exist.
Watch the YouTube Video. Throughout the state, the number of pedestrian accidents is on the rise. The news report posted below discusses the increase in pedestrian fatalities that Kern County, California, has been experiencing.
Olivehurst Personal Injury Attorneys
Hello, and thank you for reading our report on this deadly Olivehurst hit-and-run. My name is Ed Smith, and I am an Olivehurst personal injury lawyer. The skilled attorneys at our firm have been helping residents of Olivehurst and other surrounding cities in Northern California for nearly four decades. Automobile accidents cause far too many serious injuries and tragic wrongful deaths every year throughout our region. When such an unfortunate event happens to you or your family, our experienced injury lawyers are here to help. To set up a no-obligation consultation to discuss your potential case, or simply to receive our free and friendly advice, phone us at (530) 392-9400. If you will be calling from a different area code, please use the toll-free line that we provide: (800) 404-5400. Alternatively, you can also send your inquiries via our online contact form.
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