Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Sacramento
Two-vehicles collided in Sacramento which resulted in a female pedestrian being hit and killed on Thursday.
The incident took place in the afternoon around 1:20 p.m. at Folsom Boulevard and 60th Street.
Per reports, two vehicles collided for unknown reasons, causing them to hit a woman walking across the intersection.
The crash scene was near Phoebe Hearst Elementary School.
Witnesses also provided aid to the woman while they waited for paramedics to arrive.
Unfortunately, the woman died after being rushed to a nearby hospital. Her name is being withheld pending notification of kin.
Additionally, the involved drivers did not report any injuries.
Police also shut down the area for several hours while crews worked at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.
According to statistics, 20% of pedestrian fatalities include fleeing drivers. In addition, 68% of those killed in hit-and-run crashes are pedestrians and bicyclists.
There was also a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018 and 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
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.