Pedestrian Injured In Sacramento Car Accident On West Capitol Avenue
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (July 13, 2019) – A pedestrian was seriously injured in a car accident on West Capitol Avenue.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place on Saturday night. The driver of a big rig truck apparently struck the pedestrian.
Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the victim. The unidentified pedestrian was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
An investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
Truck drivers must exercise caution as they go about completing their routes. They should avoid hitting pedestrians even if they are outside of 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.” If a truck driver was negligent and caused an accident they could be held liable through a bodily injury claim.
Getting Help After A Truck Accident
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