Sacramento, CA – Woman Killed in Pedestrian Crash Identified
Sacramento, CA (August 3, 2018) – A pedestrian killed on Thursday in Sacramento has been identified. Around 8:00 am, police were dispatched to the intersection of Meer and Staggs ways. The call was in reference to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision.
Upon arrival, police discovered a female lying in the roadway. Life-saving efforts were performed at the scene. Sadly, the pedestrian died from her injuries. Police have now identified the pedestrian as 57 year old Peggy Reeder of Sacarameto.
Reeder attempted to cross the street when she was struck by a vehicle, causing critical injuries. Police say that the driver remained on scene after the crash and cooperated with the investigation. Officers have not stated whether the driver will face charges.
No further information is available at this time.
Los Angeles Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents are common in our state. According to the California Department of Public Health, there were over 95,000 pedestrian injury accidents between 2007 and 2013. Over 98 percent of these pedestrian accidents took place in urban areas.
The Los Angeles area is certainly no stranger to pedestrians. Many people choose to walk from place to place instead of dealing with heavy traffic in the city. When a pedestrian is involved in an accident, the results are often severe and catastrophic.
Drivers must be alert at all times for pedestrians. This means avoiding distractions such as texting while driving and following all traffic laws, especially in congested areas. Taking basic precautions while behind the wheel can help to avoid tragedy.
Pedestrians, meanwhile, are also expected to observe all laws. A pedestrian should exercise care for their own safety at all times. This means crossing the road only with a traffic signal, walking in marked areas such as crosswalks and paying close attention to traffic patterns.
Even when all safety precautions are followed, accidents still happen. If you have been injured in a Los Angeles pedestrian accident you need experienced counsel. At the Los Angeles Injury Group, our team of attorneys and paralegals have experience handling pedestrian accident cases all across Southern California.
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