Pedestrian Killed In Sacramento Car Accident On Watt Avenue
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (August 29, 2019) – A pedestrian has tragically died following a car accident on Watt Avenue.
The pedestrian was trying to cross the street near Whitney Avenue. a Chevy failed to see the pedestrian in time and hit them.
Paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures, he was later pronounced dead at the scene.
There is an ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
Drivers have a responsibility to scan the road ahead of them and yield the right of way to pedestrians that are in lawfully marked crosswalks. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.” The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian accident could hold the negligent driver accountable through a civil claim.
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