57-Year-Old Man Dies in Sacramento County
On Thursday, December 2nd, Ruben Rosales was hit and killed by a vehicle in Foothill Farms of Sacramento County.
The accident occurred on Hillside Boulevard around 6:20 p.m. according to reports.
Rosales was reportedly walking outside a marked crosswalk when the driver of a Subaru Impreza struck him.
Due to the impact, the man was thrown onto the roadway and hit again by an oncoming Jeep Patriot.
Both drivers stopped at the scene and were fully cooperative with authorities.
Despite life-saving efforts, Rosales was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ruben Rosales.
According to statistics, there was a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018.
In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.
Tips for pedestrians:
- Always be aware of your surroundings
- Avoid distractions (use of headphones, cell phone)
- Obey traffic laws & signals
- Always use crosswalk