Chico, CA (August 06, 2020) – An elderly woman who was using a walker was hit by a car and killed in a pedestrian accident on the morning of Thursday, August 5th in the city of Chico.
The accident was brought to the attention of local law enforcement at around 7:30 a.m. According to officers from the Chico Police Department, the incident took place on Idyllwild Circle between Yosemite Drive and Goldeneye Court.
Police officers cordoned off Idyllwild Circle in order to facilitate victim rescue efforts and road clean-up.
The man driving the errant vehicle told crash investigators that as he was heading southbound along Yosemite Drive, the sun shone directly in his eyes, momentarily blinding him. It was then that he struck the elderly pedestrian as he attempted to make a righthand turn off of Idyllwild Circle.
The victim sustained serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to officials, the driver of the vehicle pulled over immediately following the accident and has fully cooperated with police and crash investigators so far.
This accident remains under professional inquiry by officers from the Chico Police Department.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Chino
Legislators from the state of California are endeavoring to underscore the importance of pedestrian safety. As reported by the Division of Highway Traffic Safety, California has the highest rate of vehicle collisions involving pedestrians than any other state on the nation.
Young children, the aging population, and people who do not speak English are the three demographics who are at the highest risk of sustaining a critical injury or being killed in a pedestrian-involved accident.
The loss of a loved one is always a distressing, heartbreaking experience but when someone you love was taken from you in an avoidable accident that was the result of the negligent or reckless actions of another driver, the devastation and emotional trauma cut much deeper. While their life may be over in an instant, your pain and suffering will not be.
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