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Fatal Pedestrian Crash at Folsom Blvd, Mine Shaft Ln in Rancho Cordova

Rancho Cordova, CA – According to the Sacramento Bee, on the evening of Monday, April 1, 2024, in Rancho Cordova, a pedestrian succumbed to injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle.

The incident occurred at the intersection of Folsom Boulevard and Mine Shaft Lane around 6 PM. Upon receiving the emergency call, officers from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office swiftly responded to the scene. The victim, initially transported to the hospital with serious injuries, tragically passed away as a result of the collision.

Authorities confirmed that the driver involved in the crash stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the ongoing investigation.

In light of the incident, the westbound lanes of Folsom Boulevard have been closed to facilitate the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the tragic collision in Rancho Cordova.

Pedestrian Fatalities and Wrongful Death Claims

While no amount of money can bring back those who lose their lives in a vehicular fatality, the emotional burden of their loss is often accompanied by a financial burden that falls on their surviving family members.

A wrongful death claim filed with the insurance provider of an at-fault driver can provide compensation to help cover medical expenses, burial costs, and even the loss of support for dependents of the deceased.

Those involved in a pedestrian collision should be aware that 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.

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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