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  • Jennifer Burton

Fatality in Sacramento Collision

On Sunday evening, police officers in Sacramento responded to calls regarding a pedestrian being struck by a car. Upon arriving to the 5000 block of Fruitridge Road near Dewey Blvd in the Lawrence Park section of Sacramento, officers found a woman in the street.


Firefighters and emergency responders performed CPR on the woman, but she was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle who hit the woman remained at the crash site according to police. The crash currently remains under investigation. Detectives from the police department’s major collisions unit arrived at the scene and examined the area for witnesses and any evidence relating to the accident.


According to Forbes Advisor, “In 2020, a total of 35,766 fatal car accidents occurred on roadways across the United States. Another 1,593,390 crashes resulted in injuries and 3,621,681 caused property damage.” (https://www.forbes.com/advisor/legal/car-accident-statistics/) That is a whopping total of 5,250,837 collisions in one year (and right smack dab in the middle of a global pandemic, when one would assume that less cars were on the road in general).


The Forbes article goes on to explain that nighttime poses a higher risk for car accidents involving fatalities. In fact, 35% of all fatal accidents occur between 6pm and midnight, and close to half of all fatal accidents occur on weekends.


If you or someone you know has been injured due to the negligent driving of another person, including drunk driving, speeding, or texting and driving – call Gomerman, Bourn & Associates for a FREE consultation at (888) 855-2505 or email us at info@gobolaw.com.

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