Sacramento, CA – Authorities Identify Female Pedestrian Killed after Collision with Two Vehicles along Highway 99
Sacramento, CA (August 28, 2018) – Recently, local authorities provided updated information about the woman who died as the result of a violent collision with two vehicles along Highway 99, in the vicinity of 47th Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard. The fatal crash occurred at approximately 3:30 PM last Tuesday, August 21, 2018. As of today, the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 52-year old Gianna Carter. No detailed information concerning the identities of the two motorists involved in the crash has been revealed at this time.
According to the report from the California Highway Patrol, Carter had been running along Highway 99 when, without warning, the first car plowed into her. The force of the impact sent her reeling across the opposing traffic lane, where a second vehicle ran into her.
Sometime later, emergency personnel sadly confirmed Carter had died at the scene. California Highway Patrol officers confirmed she had been homeless.
After the accident, both motorists remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
As part of the initial cleanup, authorities shut down the three left lanes on 99 for several hours.
Presently, the investigation is ongoing.
We extend our most heartfelt prayers and our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gianna Carter and wish them strength and peace of mind during this difficult, tragic time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Sacramento
As indicated by the report, many issues surrounding the accident on Highway 99 remain unresolved. As the investigation continues, forensic teams will inspect the vehicles and examine photos of the crash site to determine if one or both drivers had experienced mechanical issues or system failure. Likewise, officials will consider if drugs, alcohol, negligence, recklessness, or distracted driving played any role in the events leading up to the accident.
In the event of a traffic accident resulting in a fatality, the members of the deceased victim’s family can potentially file a wrongful death lawsuit and, ultimately, receive compensation for the tragic loss of a loved one, funeral expenses, and additional unfortunate circumstances.
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Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
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