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a pedestrian crossing the street at night with oncoming cars

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Roseville, CA — According to ABC10, on Tuesday evening, May 7, 2024, as a pedestrian was struck by a car while running towards the shoulder of Interstate 80 in Roseville, resulting in major injuries.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the collision occurred when the pedestrian ran from the right shoulder of southbound Highway 65 to the left shoulder of eastbound Interstate 80. The swift response of emergency services underscores the critical need for caution and awareness on the roads, especially in areas where pedestrians may be present.

Authorities confirmed that the driver of the car remained at the scene and is fully cooperating with the ongoing investigation. Initial assessments by police indicate that alcohol or drugs are not suspected to have played a role in the crash for the driver.

Duty of Care Toward Pedestrians

Drivers are expected to provide a special “duty of care” toward pedestrians, who are more vulnerable and more likely to receive fatal injuries in traffic collisions. However, establishing liability can depend on multiple factors. Sorting through these complexities to determine fault is one of the services a personal injury attorney can provide.

Even after fault is established, insurance companies will attempt to minimize any claim they cannot deny. That is another place where a personal injury attorney can prove valuable by negotiating on behalf of victims to win for them the full compensation they are due.

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