[03-29-2022] Sacramento County, CA – One Person Killed in a Deadly Hit-and-Run Crash in Elk Grove

An unidentified 53-year-old man was killed following a fatal hit-and-run crash in Elk Grove on Tuesday night, March 29, 2022.

[03-29-2022] Sacramento County, CA - One Person Killed in a Deadly Hit-and-Run Crash in Elk GroveThe accident transpired at approximately 8:35 p.m. in the area of Elk Grove Boulevard and Shorelake Drive.

The victim was crossing the intersection when a westbound driver struck the victim on Elk Grove Boulevard. The pedestrian was not in a marked crosswalk at the time of the crash.

The suspect did not stop to render aid and drove away from the scene. But the driver later voluntarily turned himself into the Elk Grove Police Department.

Unfortunately, the 53-year-old man could not survive his injuries and was pronounced dead. His identity has not been disclosed.

The suspect was only identified as a 17-year-old boy. The underage driver was arrested and booked into custody at Juvenile Hall on charges of vehicular manslaughter, hit and run resulting in death, and hit and run resulting in injury.

An active investigation of the case is currently underway. Witnesses that can give more information on the mishap are urged to call the Elk Grove Police Department Traffic Bureau at (916) 478-8148.

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Hit-and-Run Crash Statistics

Leaving the scene of an accident is against the law. Every day in the United States, hit-and-run accidents occur. Unfortunately, in the United States, a hit-and-run occurs every minute.

A total of 2,049 people lost their lives due to hit-and-run accidents in the United States in 2016. Approximately 682,000 hit-and-run accidents occur place in the United States each year. Pedestrians are regularly struck by beat drivers attempting to cross the road.

Hit-and-run drivers caused more than 5 percent of all traffic deaths. Every year, hit-and-run instances grow by 7.2 percent on average. Nearly a quarter of all pedestrian deaths were the result of hit-and-runs.

Sixty-eight percent of the people killed in hit-and-runs are pedestrians or bicycles. Intoxication, driving without a license, and fear of arrest are common reasons for hit-and-run drivers to flee the scene.

Sacramento Accident Lawyers for Victims of Fatal Hit-and-Run Crashes

Having a family member killed by a hit-and-run driver can be distressing. They didn’t do as well as they should have. This isn’t good. This makes it more likely that the driver who caused an accident will be able to leave the scene.

If you have been hurt or a hit-and-run driver has killed a close friend or family member, talk to a lawyer.

You and your family can get money for your losses if you file a wrongful death lawsuit against the person who caused the death. Our team offers our sincerest sympathy and condolences to those who have lost loved ones or spouses because of the carelessness of other drivers.

It doesn’t matter if the hit-and-run driver isn’t caught. The details of your UM claim will be taken care of. Arash Law’s Sacramento County accident lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help you get the full amount of money from your insurance for hit-and-run accident victims. 888 488-1391 is the number for our office. A hit-and-run lawyer can help you talk about your case.

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