Sacramento, CA – CBS 13 reports that on the night of Friday, January 12, 2024, a pedestrian lost their life, and a motorcyclist sustained major injuries following a collision in the Orangevale area of Sacramento near Greenback Lane, west of Hazel Avenue.
Around 10:20 p.m. in Orangevale, the motorcyclist, a 35-year-old resident of Citrus Heights, was traveling at high speeds and approached a 58-year-old Rocklin man who was pushing a shopping cart across the westbound lanes.
The impact of the collision resulted in the motorcyclist being thrown off the bike. The pedestrian did not survive the incident, while the motorcyclist was promptly transported to the hospital with severe injuries.
As investigations are ongoing, it remains uncertain whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision. The authorities continue to delve into the details surrounding this unfortunate event.
Whether or not the at-fault driver in a fatal crash receives criminal charges, family members of the deceased may still be able to file a wrongful death claim with that driver’s insurance provider. The compensation provided by a wrongful death claim can help to alleviate the burden of hospital bills, burial costs, and even the loss of support for dependents of the deceased.
However, it is always in the interest of insurance providers to minimize any payout they make. That is where the services of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney can be crucial in ensuring that victims receive their full due.