Sacramento, CA (September 14, 2023) A pedestrian in a wheelchair was hit by a car on Wednesday night in Sacramento. The California Highway Patrol said the accident occurred a little after 9:00 p.m.
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The pedestrian was on the 5100 block of Fruitridge Road when they were struck by a vehicle. A spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol stated that the pedestrian was in a wheelchair at the time of the accident and was critically injured.
The Sacramento Fire Department also reported to the scene of the accident. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries sustained in the collision.
Authorities are still unsure as to what exactly happened and are currently investigating this accident.
Liability In Sacramento 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 Sacramento
We at Accident News Now extend well wishes to the person injured in this collision. 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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