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California car crash causes pedestrian’s death

A man passed away in a Sacramento County motor vehicle crash after a car struck him. The California crash happened on a recent Monday evening. No other individuals were injured in the pedestrian accident.

How the fatal car crash occurred

The California accident took place at about 6 p.m. along Folsom Boulevard. According to authorities, an automobile struck a male pedestrian. The man was then transported to a medical center with severe injuries.

The hospitalized man ended up passing away from his accident-related injuries. Officials reported that the individual driving the car involved in the pedestrian crash stayed at the crash scene and cooperated with them. The road’s westbound lanes remained closed while authorities investigated the accident.

Legal recourse available following the accident

Police may determine through their investigation that the pedestrian accident occurred due to the car driver’s carelessness, such as texting and driving or speeding. In this situation, the loved ones of the deceased pedestrian may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the car driver, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained in the crash. Liability needs to be established, based upon a showing of negligence, before a judge will decide the claim for damages.

If the deceased man’s surviving loved ones are successful in their wrongful death claim, they may receive monetary damages to cover the man’s funeral costs and the loss of support for his surviving dependents. No amount of monetary damages can undo the events resulting in the fatal California crash. However, a financial damage award might help the family members experience a sense of justice and more easily move forward from the accident.