Sacramento Hit-And-Run Accident: Pedestrian In Critical Condition After Sacramento Car Accident On North 16th Street and McCormack Avenue
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (August 24, 2019) – A pedestrian has been seriously injured in a hit-and-run car accident near the intersection of North 16th Street and McCormack Avenue.
Sacramento police are saying that the accident took place around 1:35 p.m. and remains under investigation. The victim had to be transported to the hospital in critical condition.
The driver fled the scene and there is no word yet on the type of vehicle involved. Authorities are encouraging anyone that may have information about what happened to reach out to them.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
All drivers have a legal responsibility to yield the right of way to pedestrians that are in lawfully marked crosswalks. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.”
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