Person Seriously Injured in Sacramento Pedestrian Accident on State Route Highway 99 near 47th Avenue

Sacramento Pedestrian Accident
Sacramento, CA: Pedestrian Hit, Injured by Vehicle on State Route 99

Sacramento, California (September 12, 2021) – A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a vehicle Friday morning in Sacramento, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The major injury pedestrian crash happened just after 6:03 a.m. Friday, September 10, on State Route Highway 99 near 47th Avenue onramp.

For unknown reasons, the pedestrian was hit on the northbound side of the highway, the CHP said.

Pedestrian Injured After Being Struck by Vehicle in Sacramento

The pedestrian, whose name was not immediately disclosed, was transported to a hospital with major injuries.

No further details regarding the crash were immediately given.

The collision remains under investigation.

Notable Pedestrian Accident Statistics According to the California Office of Traffic Safety:

  • 893 pedestrians were killed, and more than 14,000 were injured on California roadways in 2018.
  • California’s pedestrian fatality is almost 25% higher than the national average.
  • California is among the leading states in pedestrian deaths.

Safety Tips for Pedestrians

  • Make yourself visible to other road users by wearing bright colored clothes, reflector jackets, or using a flashlight when walking at night.
  • Avoid distractions such as using your phone while on the streets.
  • Cross streets on marked crosswalks and obey traffic lights.
  • Always pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Be predictable by observing all traffic rules and obeying signs and signals.

Safety Tips for Drivers

  • Look out for pedestrians, particularly in hard-to-see conditions, for example, at night and in bad weather.
  • Yield and be ready to stop whenever a pedestrian has the right-of-way.
  • Be cautious when parking or backing up – pedestrians can move across your path.
  • Observe all traffic rules.

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