[09-14-2023] Sacramento County, CA – Male Pedestrian Killed in Rio Linda Hit-and-Run, Another Driver Injured Avoiding Victim

Published September 15, 2023

[09-14-2023] Male Pedestrian Killed in Rio Linda Hit-and-Run, Another Driver Injured Avoiding VictimA male pedestrian was struck by a sedan while crossing the road, and another driver was seriously injured attempting to avoid the victim in Rio Linda, Sacramento County, Thursday night, September 14.

Officials from the California Highway Patrol North Sacramento division and Metro Fire of Sacramento responded to reports of the collision around 9:30 p.m. along block 500 of Elkhorn Boulevard close to Rio Linda Boulevard.

Under initial investigation, the CHP believes the suspected vehicle that immediately fled the scene was a silver Pontiac sedan.

Moments later, around 9:45 p.m., a different vehicle crashed close to a property after avoiding the deceased victim on the roadway.

The driver was stated to have suffered from major injuries, but the juvenile passenger in the car was reported to be uninjured. The driver was immediately taken to the hospital in critical condition.

No information was released on the cause of the first collision. It is currently unknown if the pedestrian was at a crosswalk at the time of the collision or if drugs or alcohol were involved in either crash.

The authorities have not released the identity of the deceased victim. Further investigation for both incidents is currently ongoing.

Award-Winning Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyers in Sacramento County

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8 Steps to Take After A Hit-And-Run Accident

Thinking clearly after a car accident can be challenging, especially when other drivers flee the scene. However, It is vital to realize that the words you use and the actions you take can significantly impact the outcome of your lawsuit, whether you were the injured victim or the family of a killed loved one. To maximize the value of your injury claim, follow these recommendations:

  1. Prioritize Getting Help: Prioritize getting immediate medical attention and contact the authorities if you are directly involved in the accident.
  2. Gather Potential Evidence: Gather all the necessary information you need on the scene, take pictures, take the identification of the others involved, plate numbers, and reports recorded by authorities.
  3. Work with a California Hit-And-Run Accident Attorney: Work with an experienced hit-and-run accident lawyer to help you navigate the legal process and receive fair compensation.
  4. Do Not Admit or Accept Fault: Refrain from admitting or stating anything about the accident that can harm your case, as this may affect your ability to receive compensation.
  5. Avoid Making Statements: Avoid making unnecessary statements about the incident without consulting an attorney. These statements could be used against you in legal proceedings.
  6. Do Not Settle: Avoid settling negotiations directly with the perpetrator, which could result in lower compensation. It’s essential to clearly understand the extent of the damages before considering any settlement offers through a legal team.
  7. Never Sign Without Consultation: Only sign documents with an attorney present or after consulting one to protect you and your rights to be exercised fully.
  8. Discuss your accident with one of our reliable California hit-and-run accident attorneys. Please contact us at (888) 488-1391.


Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident Statistics

Leaving the scene of an accident without rendering aid or reporting it is a criminal offense in the United States.

In 2015, there were 737,100 documented hit-and-run accidents in the US, which equates to about one accident every 43 seconds, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Hit-and-run incidents claimed the lives of 2,049 people in 2016, a record number. The California Department of Motor Vehicles reports that 2,948 hit-and-run incidents resulted in 3,056 fatalities from 2010 to 2019. These statistics reveal a significantly higher incidence of such occurrences than in other states.