According to authorities, a 31-year-old pedestrian from Oroville died after being hit by two vehicles in Sutter County on Sunday morning, August 21, 2022.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the crash occurred at 5:20 a.m. on Highway 99 near Hutchinson Road.
According to the authorities, the 31-year-old driver ran off the road and into a ditch east of the highway.
According to witnesses, he was “standing in traffic lanes, trying to wave down passing vehicles.”
The victim attempted to flag down vehicles after his vehicle crashed when a car in the southbound lanes struck him.
The victim ended up in the northbound lanes, where he was hit by another vehicle.
The man died at the scene.
According to the CHP, both drivers stopped and cooperated with the investigation.
Authorities suspected alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Accidents involving pedestrians differ from other accidents because pedestrians have no protection in the event of a crash. People who ride in cars are in vehicles that weigh an average of at least 4,000 pounds and have both seat belts and airbags to protect them. Even people who ride bikes usually wear helmets to protect their heads. Pedestrians, on the other hand, are completely defenseless and vulnerable if someone else is careless, which is how most pedestrian accidents happen.
Accidents involving pedestrians often cause serious injuries or even death to those unlucky enough to be in them. Pedestrian accidents often cause head injuries like concussions or brain bleeds, as well as traumatic brain injuries and many other painful injuries. Many injuries to pedestrians who are in accidents can cause either short-term or long-term problems.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 5,900 pedestrians were killed in the whole country in 2016. Accidents involving pedestrians are more likely to result in death than other accidents because pedestrians are not protected. For example, in a crash between two cars, both drivers are protected by seatbelts, airbags, and a multi-ton vehicle.
Sutter County Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Nobody likes to hear that a loved one died after severe injuries in a car accident. After a tragic car accident, the tumultuous aftermath that follows may frequently leave a family emotionally and financially devastated.
Our Sutter County pedestrian accident attorneys at Arash Law have personally seen how almost half of the injured people have permanent disabilities and other serious conditions that significantly and negatively affect their quality of life. The deceased’s family suffers emotionally and financially when a motor vehicle accident causes death.
Our lawyers can take care of the legal matters on your behalf. To book your free, no-obligation case review for a fatal car accident, contact Arash Law at (888) 488-1391.