Fatal South Sacramento Pedestrian Crash Kills 1 on Highway 99 at 47th Avenue
South Sacramento, California (January 30, 2020) – Authorities are investigating a deadly pedestrian crash in South Sacramento that killed one person on Thursday night.
On January 30, police responded to an accident on Highway 99 at 47th Avenue.
A semi-truck hit a pedestrian, for unknown reasons, on the highway.
At least one person succumbed to injuries resulting from the crash.
Authorities said that the two lanes of Highway 99 at 47th Avenue were cleared as of 9:10 p.m.
No other information about the accident was provided.
The crash remains under investigation.
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.