Rio Linda, CA (September 15, 2023) A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run collision on Thursday night, according to the California Highway Patrol. The tragic accident occurred around 9:30 p.m.
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Metro Fire of Sacramento crews responded to the accident at Elkhorn Boulevard and Rio Linda Boulevard. Upon arrival, officers found the pedestrian lying in the road; they were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver who hit the pedestrian did not stop.
A second car came down the road and tried to avoid the pedestrian who was lying in the road. This caused the car to crash in the front yard of a home. The driver of this 2nd car was injured and taken to a local hospital to receive medical attention.
Liability In Rio Linda Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “An estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” There are a number of factors that could lead to a pedestrian collision including:
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the factors of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Pedestrian Accident In Rio Linda
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the pedestrian killed in this hit-and-run. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
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