CHP Investigating Sacramento Pedestrian Crash on Highway 99 near 47th Avenue
Sacramento, California (January 31, 2020) – One person was killed in a pedestrian accident that involved a big rig in the area of Sacrament on Thursday night.
The pedestrian crash occurred in the northbound lanes of Highway 99 at 47th Avenue at about 7:15 p.m.
As per the California Highway Patrol report, an unidentified pedestrian was hit by the big rig on the roadway for undisclosed reasons.
The victim was declared deceased at the scene.
The wreck resulted in the closure of No. 3 and 4 lanes as detectives cleared the crash site
The CHP is still investigating the cause of the fatal accident.
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