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Pedestrian Killed in Hazel Ave, Greenback Ln Crash in Orangevale

Orangevale, CA — A pedestrian was killed Monday morning, June 1, 2024, following a vehicular collision near the intersection of Hazel Avenue and Greenback Lane, The Sacramento Bee reports.

California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers were called to the scene just before 7:50 AM after receiving reports of a man being struck by a vehicle, according to the CHP’s dispatch log.

The vehicle involved, a Ford Fusion, sustained windshield damage as a result of the collision. Fortunately, the driver of the Fusion was unharmed. The CHP stated that the man was walking on a raised center median on Hazel Avenue, south of Greenback Lane, when he was struck by the Fusion for reasons that remain unknown.

The injured pedestrian was transported to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries. The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office will release his identity once his relatives have been notified.

CHP confirmed that alcohol and drugs were not factors in the collision. The investigation is ongoing as authorities work to determine the cause of the crash.

Pedestrian Fatalities and Wrongful Death Claims

Motorists bear an added responsibility, known as the “Duty of Care,” towards pedestrians due to their heightened vulnerability in car accidents, often leading to pedestrian fatalities. Motorists are expected to stay with injured pedestrians to aid in securing help from emergency services and to cooperate with authorities upon their arrival.

For those who have lost a loved one in a vehicular fatality, understanding that a Wrongful Death claim, guided by an experienced personal injury attorney, can provide compensation is crucial. This compensation can alleviate the financial strain of medical bills, burial expenses, and the loss of income for dependents of the deceased.

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