Sadie Martin Dies after Loma Rica Pedestrian Accident on Loma Rica Road near Highway 20
Loma Rica, California (March 26, 2020) – The police have identified a 19-year-old female who was struck and killed by a car on Saturday night in Loma Rica as Sadie Martin, 19, of Loma Rica.
The deadly crash occurred on Loma Rica Road, just north of Highway 20, at about 8:00 p.m., on March 21.
The police said Martin was hit by a 2011 Chrysler, driven by Randall Lewis Fletcher, 20, of Loma Rica, while she was pushing her 2005 Honda in the southbound lane of Loma Rica Road.
Martin was declared dead at the scene as a result of the crash.
Fletcher was hospitalized for minor neck injuries.
It was suspected that Fletcher was traveling at a high rate of speed and did not see Martin.
Fletcher stopped at the scene and cooperated with the police.
Authorities determined that alcohol or drugs were not a factor in the accident.
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.