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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Victim Finally Identified in Pedestrian Accident

A woman was hit and killed by a car in a pedestrian accident on August 11, 2010. She remained unidentified for several weeks while news sources searched for her identity by displaying a sketch of her face on television. A local news viewer identified the victim as a 52-year-old doctor from Sacramento, California and helped authorities contact her family in California. The doctor was about to start her new position at Darnall Army Medical Center.

The law states that pedestrians have the right of way and vehicles must yield to all pedestrians in the road. Sometimes, negligent drivers disobey crossing signals or do not pay attention to their surroundings. A driver may be distracted by a cell phone or may be lost and looking for street signs rather than looking at crosswalks or paying attention to traffic signals.

Whatever the reason for the cause of a pedestrian accident, the pedestrian may be entitled to compensation for any personal injuries sustained in the accident. When a motor vehicle and a pedestrian try to occupy the same space, the motor vehicle will usually win, which can result in the wrongful death of the pedestrian. Unfortunately, this recent pedestrian accident resulted in the wrongful death of a Sacramento, California doctor.

If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, or if you have been the victim of a pedestrian accident in Sacramento, California, please don’t hesitate to contact the experienced Sacramento pedestrian accident attorneys at the Cochran Firm. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and loss.

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