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Pedestrian Killed in Sacramento County Crash Near Calvine Rd on Hwy 99

Sacramento County, CA – On the evening of Monday, March 11, 2024, a vehicle on Highway 99 struck and killed a pedestrian, according to CBS13.

The California Highway Patrol reports that the crash occurred on southbound Highway 99 near Calvine Road around 11:15 PM. Investigations indicate the victim had been walking between the lanes at the time of the collision.

The driver of the vehicle involved cooperated with authorities and stayed with the victim after the crash. The CHP does not believe driver impairment to have been a factor in the fatality.

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.

Should the driver escape justice, compensation may be available from a family member’s uninsured driver coverage. Consulting with a personal injury attorney can help determine what the best options are.

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