Julieanne Sweeney ID’d as Woman Killed In Fairfield Pedestrian Accident at Fifth and Idaho Streets Friday morning
Fairfield, California (May 13, 2020) – The Solano County Coroner has identified the homeless woman who was struck and killed by a vehicle early Friday morning at an intersection in Fairfield as Julieanne Sweeney, 39.
The fatal pedestrian accident took place at about 5:30 a.m. Friday, May 8, at the intersection of Fifth and Idaho streets.
Authorities said Sweeney was lying in the middle of the roadway when she was hit by a vehicle driven by a Fairfield man.
Emergency crews responded to the accident and pronounced Sweeney dead at the scene. It remains unknown whether Sweeney was sleeping at the time of the crash.
The driver involved stopped at the scene after the accident.
It is undetermined if drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident.
The crash is still 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