Sacramento County, CA – According to KCRA, on the evening of Wednesday, January 31, 2024, a woman crossing Marconi Avenue in the Arden-Arcade area of Sacramento County was struck and killed by a Tesla driver.
The accident occurred around 8:50 PM near the intersection of Marconi and Eastern Avenues. The Tesla driver was traveling westbound on Marconi as the woman was crossing from north to south.
The Tesla driver stayed with the woman struck and cooperated with law enforcement. No further details have been made available at this time.
Pedestrian Fatalities and Wrongful Death Claims
Motorists are required to exercise an additional “duty of care” towards pedestrians due to their heightened vulnerability in car accidents, which more often result in pedestrian fatalities.
In cases where a driver is found responsible for a pedestrian fatality, the victim’s family may have grounds to initiate a wrongful death claim through the driver’s insurance provider. Compensation from a wrongful death claim can help cover medical costs, burial expenses, and the financial support lost by dependents of the deceased.
Insurance companies aim to minimize payouts for claims they cannot outright deny. That is why the services of a proficient personal injury attorney can prove crucial for grieving families through the complexities of seeking justice for their loved ones.