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Pedestrian is Injured after a Collision with a Vehicle in Sacramento

Pedestrian Accident, Sacramento, CA

Pedestrian is Injured after Being Hit by a Vehicle at the Intersection of Fruitridge Road and Stockton Boulevard

Sacramento, CA -A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Fruitridge Road and Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento. Emergency crews responded to the scene, and the victim was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Incident

On Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at approximately 3:45 p.m., emergency crews responded to a pedestrian vs. vehicle crash at the intersection of Fruitridge Road and Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, California. According to authorities, the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle while crossing the intersection, sustaining non-life-threatening injuries.

The Sacramento Fire Department arrived promptly to provide medical assistance and transported the victim to a nearby hospital. Although the identity of the pedestrian has not yet been disclosed, authorities confirmed that their injuries were not life-threatening. The driver involved remained at the scene and cooperated with law enforcement officials.

As a precaution, emergency crews closed the eastbound lanes of Fruitridge Road, east of the intersection, while investigations were underway. Traffic delays were reported in the area, and drivers were advised to use alternative routes.

The Sacramento Police Department is continuing its investigation into the accident to determine the exact circumstances that led to the collision.

Legal Implications 

In California, traffic laws are designed to protect pedestrians by mandating that drivers yield the right-of-way at crosswalks and intersections. California Vehicle Code Section 21950 requires drivers to exercise due care for pedestrian safety. In this case, the driver may face liability if found negligent in yielding to the pedestrian at the intersection of Fruitridge Road and Stockton Boulevard.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), pedestrian fatalities nationwide increased by 13% in 2021, with 7,388 deaths reported. In Sacramento, 290 pedestrian injuries and fatalities were recorded in 2023, emphasizing the importance of driver vigilance and pedestrian safety measures. Legal representation is crucial to ensure that victims of pedestrian accidents receive fair compensation and justice.

California follows a comparative negligence system, meaning that fault can be apportioned between multiple parties. Even if the pedestrian shares some fault in the incident, they can still pursue compensation, although the amount would be reduced proportionally to their share of fault. The ongoing investigation will help determine the circumstances leading to the accident.

The pedestrian accident on Fruitridge Road serves as a stark reminder of the dangers pedestrians face on our roads. California law protects pedestrians’ rights, and legal representation is crucial to ensure that victims receive the compensation they deserve. An experienced pedestrian accident attorney can help victims navigate the complexities of the legal system, gather evidence, and advocate for fair compensation.

With over 50 years of experience and more than $1 billion recovered for injured clients, the Scranton Law Firm has a proven record of success in pedestrian accident cases. Our attorneys understand the emotional and financial toll these incidents take on victims and their families and are dedicated to providing compassionate, effective representation.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact the Scranton Law Firm today for a free consultation. Our personal injury attorneys will guide you through the legal process and fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.


  1. What should I do immediately after a pedestrian accident?
    Seek medical attention immediately for any injuries. Report the accident to the police and request an official report. Document the scene, gather witness information, and consult with a personal injury attorney before speaking to insurance adjusters.

  2. Who can be held liable in a pedestrian accident?
    Liability can fall on the driver if they were negligent, such as failing to yield the right-of-way or driving recklessly. Other liable parties may include vehicle manufacturers (for defects) or government entities (for unsafe road conditions).

  3. What damages can be recovered in a pedestrian accident claim?
    Damages may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and compensation for any long-term disabilities resulting from the accident.

  4. How long do I have to file a personal injury claim after a pedestrian accident in California?
    In California, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is two years from the date of the accident. It’s essential to consult with an attorney promptly to ensure all legal deadlines are met.

  5. How can a pedestrian accident attorney help with my case?
    A pedestrian accident attorney can investigate the accident, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and advocate for fair compensation. They can represent you in court if necessary to ensure justice and financial recovery.


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