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Pedestrian Hospitalized, DUI Suspect Arrested after Auburn Blvd, Watt Ave Crash in Del Paso Park area of Arden-Arcade

Arden-Arcade, CA — KCRA reports that in the early hours of Thursday morning, July 4, 2024, a pedestrian sustained serious injuries after being struck by a driver suspected of driving under the influence. The incident occurred around 3:35 AM at the intersection of Auburn Boulevard and Watt Avenue, in the Del Paso Park neighborhood of Arden-Arcade, according to the Sacramento Police Department.

The pedestrian was immediately taken to the hospital and is currently in critical condition. The severity of the injuries has raised significant concern, and medical personnel are working tirelessly to provide the necessary care.

The Sacramento Police Department reported that the driver appeared intoxicated at the scene and was subsequently arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence. The arrest underscores the serious consequences of impaired driving, which poses a grave danger to both drivers and pedestrians alike.

Auburn Boulevard was temporarily closed between Watt Avenue and the Business 80 off-ramp to allow emergency responders to attend to the scene and ensure the safety of all involved. The road closure, which lasted for several hours, was lifted, and the roadway was fully reopened by 8:52 AM, restoring normal traffic flow.

Duty of Care Toward Pedestrians

Drivers are entrusted with a specific “Duty of Care” towards pedestrians, who are more vulnerable and prone to fatal injuries in traffic accidents. Nevertheless, establishing liability can be intricate, influenced by various factors. This process of sorting through complexities to determine fault is one of the crucial services that a personal injury attorney can offer.

Even after fault is determined, insurance companies often strive to minimize claims they cannot reject outright. This is where a personal injury attorney can be invaluable, advocating on behalf of victims to secure the full compensation they rightfully deserve.

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