According to the California Highway Patrol, a pedestrian was struck and killed in a crash on Highway 20 Tuesday, July 19, 2022.
According to the authorities, the crash transpired at 7:22 p.m. between Acacia Avenue and South Butte Road on Highway 20.
According to the reports, someone was seen running in front of cars on the highway. The identity of the victim is still unknown.
According to Caltrans District 3, a pedestrian and a car were involved in a fatal collision on Highway 20 between Acacia Avenue and South Butte Road, closing both lanes of traffic.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Accidents involving pedestrians can result in fatalities or serious injuries. Pedestrians are not protected from fatal collisions, but passengers in cars and motorcycles are.
The number of pedestrian accidents is increasing in the US. Over the past three decades, pedestrians have been involved in a sizable percentage of fatal traffic accidents.
The number of pedestrian deaths in the United States increased by 27% between 2007 and 2016, while other traffic-related deaths decreased by 14%, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.
In the United States in 2017, there were 5,977 pedestrian fatalities. According to estimates, one person passes away every 88 minutes. An estimated 137,000 visits to the emergency room in 2017 were due to non-fatal crash-related injuries involving pedestrians.
Recent studies show that California has a higher injury or fatality rate for pedestrians than other states. On California’s roads in 2018, there were 14,000 injuries and 893 murders of pedestrians.
Most pedestrian accidents are caused by driver negligence, speeding, and failing to yield to pedestrians. Having a knowledgeable attorney by your side is essential when dealing with such difficulties.
Sutter County Accident Lawyers of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents
Drivers are legally obligated to slow down whether or not the pedestrian is in a marked crosswalk. Pedestrians must also be given priority at intersections under regulation. When a car strikes a pedestrian, the police will investigate whether the driver violated any traffic laws.
The deceased’s family has a legal right to compensation from the person who caused their death. Loss of wages, funeral costs, and pain and suffering are just a few examples of damages that can be awarded.
Arash Law will protect our client’s rights and interests to hold the wrongdoer accountable. Arash Law’s Sutter County accident lawyers have a wealth of experience negotiating settlements and litigating cases, so they know exactly how to prevail in court.
Holding dangerous drivers accountable is crucial to saving lives. Whether you were hurt in a car crash, truck crash, slip, and fall accident, or any other type of motor vehicle accident, Arash Law will assist you in obtaining the compensation you are entitled to.
The most effective California car accident lawyers actively defend our client’s rights. For a free consultation with one of our attorneys, drop by one of our offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, or Riverside, give us a call at (888) 488-1391, or contact us online. You can also arrange a free case evaluation by sending us a message.