[12-31-2020] Sacramento County, CA – One Dead in Orangevale Pedestrian Accident

An unidentified 77-year-old man was killed after getting struck by a passing vehicle in Orangevale on Thursday, December 31.

[12-31-2020] Sacramento County, CA - One Dead in Orangevale Pedestrian AccidentAccording to the California Highway Patrol’s initial reports, the accident happened on Hickory Avenue near Central Avenue.

The victim was reportedly hit by a southbound vehicle for unclear reasons. How the accident occurred and why it happened has not been established.

The victim sustained fatal injuries from the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the victim has not been disclosed.

The driver that struck the man remained at the scene and cooperated with local authorities. Alcohol, drugs, and speeding did not appear to be factors in the accident.

Fatal Pedestrian Accident Investigation is Underway

Local authorities will attempt to determine the factors that affected the accident through the official investigation.

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. Some common reasons for pedestrian accidents are negligent driving, speeding, and drivers failing to yield to pedestrians.

When facing cases like this, it’s vital to have an experienced Sacramento County accident attorney conduct an independent investigation. Attorneys are capable of assisting their clients throughout the process. They will also re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain the responsible party’s phone and texting records.


Sacramento County Wrongful Death Claim for Victims of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

It can be quite stressful and devastating to suddenly lose a loved one due to a fatal pedestrian accident.

Pending the official investigation results, the victim’s family is entitled to seek compensation for the accident’s damages through the wrongful death claim. With the wrongful death claim, the victims can seek financial compensation for damages like loss of income, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

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