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Pedestrian Brandon Nicholas Metz, 25, Killed in Multi-Vehicle Crash while Helping Another on Hwy 99 in Sacramento

Sacramento, CA — According to the Sacramento Bee, the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has identified 25-year-old Brandon Nicholas Metz of Sacramento as the pedestrian who lost his life on Friday, May 4, 2024.

The heartbreaking crash, involving three vehicles and Metz, occurred around 4:15 AM in the southbound lanes of Highway 99, just north of Fruitridge Road. According to a GoFundMe page organized by Ondreas Martinez, Metz was lending a helping hand to someone on the side of the freeway in Sacramento when the tragic accident took place, resulting in his untimely demise.

Martinez’s online fundraiser aims to support Metz’s family with funeral expenses during this difficult time. On the GoFundMe page, Martinez also highlighted Metz’s dedication to education, as he was actively pursuing further studies at Sacramento City College, where he was also involved in football as an athlete.

No further details have yet been released about the identities of the other persons involved in this fatal crash, nor any injuries they may have sustained as a result. Investigations into the cause of the crash are still ongoing.

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. Motorists are expected to stay with injured pedestrians to help secure help from emergency services and cooperate with authorities once they arrive.

Those who lose their loved one to a vehicular fatality should know that a Wrongful Death Claim, made with the help of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney, can provide compensation to address the financial burden of medical bills, burial fees, and the loss of income to support any dependents of the deceased

Should the at-fault 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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