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Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Hit-And-Run Accident

On March 15, a man described by police as being in his 50s suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a car. The accident occurred at about 6:15 a.m. at the Sacramento Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard intersection in West Sacramento.

The driver fled from the scene of the accident, but a witness was able to give the authorities a description of the vehicle. Authorities found the vehicle, which had sustained major damage to its windshield, at a nearby intersection. The driver, a 25-year-old woman, was subsequently found and taken into custody.

The injured pedestrian was taken to UC Davis Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. The driver was booked and charged with hit and run that resulted in serious injuries, driving under the influence and possession of methamphetamine. At the time of the initial report, the pedestrian’s identity had not been released and authorities were still attempting to determine what actually caused the crash.

Pedestrian accidents can lead to serious injuries. Depending on the circumstances, such as how fast the driver was driving and the type of vehicle involved, the pedestrian could be seriously harmed. Medical expenses can be high, and many injured victims will be unable to return to work for prolonged periods, further worsening their financial situation.

People who have been injured in this manner may want the assistance of an attorney in order to determine whether the vehicle driver should bear financial responsibility. An attorney representing a victim could review the police report and obtain the testimony of eyewitnesses to determine whether the driver of the car was distracted, speeding or otherwise negligent at the time of the incident.

Source: CBS Local, “Police Arrest Suspect in West Sacramento Hit-And-Run Crash”, Sean Bennett, March 15, 2016

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