An unidentified pedestrian was killed after getting struck by a passing vehicle near Antelope in North Sacramento on Friday evening, October 16.
According to the California Highway Patrol’s initial reports, the accident happened at around 4:00 p.m. at the intersection of Watt Avenue and Navaho Drive, near Sutter Creek Park.
The unidentified pedestrian was attempting to walk across the street from the right shoulder and was attempting to go to the center median when he was suddenly struck by a passing vehicle.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The authorities have not revealed his identity. The driver that struck the victim remained at the scene and cooperated with local authorities.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident Investigation is Underway
Local authorities are currently investigating the case.
Pedestrians are more vulnerable to the dangers on the road in comparison to passengers in a private vehicle. Passengers of private cars are protected by seat belts and airbags, decreasing the fatality rate of an accident, while pedestrians are not protected from the road’s dangers. Pedestrians currently make up a large percentage of traffic fatalities in the past 33 years. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. have increased by 27 percent from 2007-2016 while other traffic-related deaths decreased by 14 percent.
When facing cases like this, it’s vital to have an experienced Sacramento County wrongful death attorney specializing in fatal pedestrian accidents to conduct an independent investigation. Attorneys have the resources that can help them prove the negligence of the liable party. They can re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain the responsible party’s phone and texting records.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Sacramento County
It can be quite devastating for the victim’s family to suddenly lose their loved one due to a fatal pedestrian accident.
Pending the official investigation results, the victim’s family is encouraged to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s help. Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages (such as loss of income and companionship, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and emotional distress) that the fatal accident has caused them.
Attorneys can serve as a compassionate, helpful legal guide during this difficult time for the grieving family. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence. Attorneys can also negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of their clients to ensure they are compensated fairly.
If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for your spouse or family member’s death, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, and are happy to visit you. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.