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a pedestrian crossing the street at night with oncoming cars

Founder & Principal Attorney
Maison Law

Sacramento, CA – On Tuesday night, July 9, 2024, a pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle in south Sacramento, according to ABC10.

The collision happened around 10 PM at the intersection of Gerber and Elk Grove Florin roads. Upon arrival at the scene, emergency responders confirmed that the pedestrian had succumbed to their injuries. The identity of the deceased has not yet been released, pending notification of next of kin.

A spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol (CHP) noted that the driver of the vehicle involved in the collision remained at the scene and cooperated with law enforcement officials. No arrests have been made at this time, and it is not yet known whether impairment or other factors played a role in the incident.

The area surrounding Gerber and Elk Grove Florin roads is a well-traveled part of south Sacramento, known for its mix of residential neighborhoods and commercial establishments. This intersection is typically busy, even late into the evening, with both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Pedestrian Fatalities and Wrongful Death Claims

Motorists bear an added responsibility, known as the “Duty of Care,” towards pedestrians due to their heightened vulnerability in car accidents, often leading to pedestrian fatalities. Motorists are expected to stay with injured pedestrians to aid in securing help from emergency services and to cooperate with authorities upon their arrival.

For those who have lost a loved one in a vehicular fatality, understanding that a Wrongful Death claim, guided by an experienced personal injury attorney, can provide compensation is crucial. This compensation can alleviate the financial strain of medical bills, burial expenses, and the loss of income for dependents of the deceased.

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