Sacramento, California – Man Dies after Collision Involving Multiple Vehicles on Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, California (July 2, 2018) – The California Highway Patrol reported a man died as the result of a collision and suspected hit-and-run accident involving multiple vehicles that took place on Folsom Boulevard near Mayhew Road in Sacramento County. The incident occurred at approximately 11:35 PM at night on July 1, 2018. Authorities have not revealed any detailed information concerning the pedestrian man and the four motorists involved in the crash at this time, given the nature of the case.
As per the CHP report, the man was on Folsom Avenue when, for indeterminate reasons, a vehicle slammed into him before speeding away. After falling into the roadway, two more vehicles plowed into the pedestrian, and both drivers remained at the crash site. Sadly, a fourth vehicle sped down the street, struck the injured man, and also left the scene. Police have speculated that the first impact killed the male pedestrian.
CHP has ruled out drugs or alcohol as possible factors behind the second and third collisions.
For the time being, CHP is supervising the investigation into this tragic, brutal accident.
We extend our deepest condolences and most heartfelt prayers to the family and friends of the pedestrian during this difficult time.
By law, drivers are instructed to decrease speed to give right of way to pedestrians in marked and unmarked crossing zones. Given the circumstances, police have not ruled out a potential culprit behind the crash.
Likewise, hit-and-run incidences are serious offenses. Fleeing the scene of a crash is considered a cowardly, criminal act that can result in severe punishment.
Officials will also consider if drunk driving, drug abuse, negligence, distracted driving, or reckless behavior played any part in the first and third collisions in which the drivers fled the scene. Law enforcement will also determine if the victim had been walking in a marked or unmarked crossing zone.
Depending on the final results of the investigation, the family of the deceased pedestrian will have the right to file wrongful death lawsuits against the guilty party. By seeking legal assistance, these individuals can receive much-needed compensation for a variety of issues including medical bills and tragic loss.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
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.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.