Shawn Williams Dies after Orangevale Pedestrian Crash at Hazel and Oak Avenues
Orangevale, California (April 12, 2020) – Shawn Williams, 13, of Orangevale, has been identified as the teen killed in a Friday morning auto-pedestrian crash in Orangevale, according to police.
The fatal crash happened at Hazel and Oak avenues, at about 6:15 a.m., on April 10.
The police said Williams was, for unknown reasons, struck by a car while he was running across the street.
Williams was declared dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle that hit Williams remained at the scene and was cooperating with the authorities.
An investigation into the crash is underway.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said