Sacramento, CA (August 7, 2020) – A fatal pedestrian crash took place on a roadway in Sacramento yesterday, August 6. Police and paramedics were dispatched to the scene shortly after the crash occurred.
Police reports indicate that a woman was traveling along the east side of Highway 50 on foot after crashing her car. For unknown reasons, the woman was fatally struck by two passing vehicles. She lost her life at the scene of the accident and was pronounced deceased on site.
Few details are currently known about why the accident took place. The California Highway Patrol currently has an investigation underway into the circumstances of the accident.
The area of the roadway where the crash happened was shut down while police conducted a preliminary investigation, but has since been reopened.
No further information is available at this time.
California Pedestrian Wrecks
Approximately 65 people lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents across California each week. These horrific incidents add up to more than 3,400 victims fatally injured across our state each year. Many victims are traveling on foot outside of vehicles.
Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable travels present on the road at any given time. They are more likely to suffer fatal injuries in auto accidents due to the fact that they are unprotected against the force of passing vehicles. In cases where victims lose their lives as a result of reckless and negligent drivers, it is imperative that surviving relatives reach out to a wrongful death attorney in California immediately to explore legal options available to them.
Many questions often arise after you or a loved one are involved and injured in a catastrophic traffic accident. In most cases, injured accident victims are faced with debilitating pain that has a negative impact on their emotional and physical well-being. This pain can be exacerbated when their injuries were caused by another person’s negligence. Depending on the severity of the collision, an injured accident victim could be faced with towering medical bills and various damages and losses. Losses recoverable in a pedestrian accident case include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, medical bills, punitive damages where applicable, funeral costs where applicable, and more.
Our legal team at Richard Harris Law Firm is able to successfully protect the rights of traffic accident victims injured by negligence by providing them with invaluable legal advice, representation, and sought-after results regarding financial compensation. Contact our law firm to file a personal injury claim in California in order to receive full and fair compensation for your injuries in the event that you were injured in an accident caused by negligence.
Our experienced legal team at Richard Harris Law Firm has been providing injured accident victims with just compensation for their injuries and losses for the past four decades. We are here to assist you through your accident aftermath however we can. Contact our personal injury law firm today. You can call (702)-444-4444 to speak with an experienced car accident attorney regarding your case.
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