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UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed In Sacramento Truck Accident By Highway 50 On-Ramp


Oct 8, 2018

Pedestrian Died In West Sacramento After Big Rig Truck Accident On 50 Freeway By Harbor Boulevard

 SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (October 8, 2018) A man has tragically died after he was involved in a semi truck accident on the 50 Highway not far from Harbor Boulevard.

Sacramento police are saying that the accident took place sometime around 5:20 a.m. The pedestrian was hit by the truck and then dragged for some distance.

Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the collision in order to help the pedestrian that was hit. Tragically he was later pronounced dead after succumbing to his injuries.

California Highway Patrol are continuing their investigation into the West Sacramento truck accident.

Truck Accident Statistics

Every year around 4,000 to 5,000 people are killed in accidents involving large trucks or buses. There has been a steady uptick in the number of accidents involving trucks since 2008. This can be contributed to a number of factors. For example, as more people have gone back to work there are more drivers and truck drivers on the road. The vast majority of truck accidents don’t involve alcohol. But fatigue has continued to be a major contributing factor. Truck drivers are often required to work long hours and at night when visibility is reduced. When a truck driver is negligent and causes an accident they may face civil liability.

Liability In Semi Truck Accidents

Truck drivers are held to a very high standard when it comes to driving safely. They should receive adequate training and be familiar with how to avoid accidents. Far too often though driver distraction or fatigue plays a role in crashes. Truck drivers may make unsafe lane changes due to their large blind spots or speed and run into a stopped vehicle. If this were to happen a victim or their family may have the ability to file a personal injury claim for damages. A truck accident attorney can evaluate the facts of your case and take steps to make sure that you are properly compensated.

Getting Help From A Truck Accident Attorney

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our condolences to the family of the victim. We hope that there is a thorough investigation into what happened. When a pedestrian is dragged by a vehicle after an accident that can be an indication the driver wasn’t paying attention. Anyone that saw what happened should reach out to investigators for the sake of the victim’s family.

Have you or someone that you love been injured or killed due to the negligence of a truck driver? Truck companies will fight vigorously to deny liability when they are involved in an accident. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys can take steps to help preserve your rights. We focus exclusively on personal injury law and are committed to getting our clients justice. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are seeking legal counsel we are here for you. You can reach us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

 Sources:

  1. KCRA Staff. Pedestrian hit, killed by truck along Hwy 50 in West Sacramento. October 4, 2018

  2. Nolo Staff. Trucking Accidents: Common Causes & Liability. 2018

  3. FMCSA. Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2016. 2018

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