Pedestrian Crash Leaves Richard Cortez Dead

March 20, 2023

52-Year-Old Man Killed in Sacramento Accident

Richard Cortez, of Glendale, fell victim to a fatal pedestrian accident in Sacramento on Sunday morning.

According to reports, the incident took place around 6 a.m. at the intersection of Franklin Boulevard and 26th Avenue.

The 52-year-old man was hit on March 19th and died shortly after being rushed to the hospital.

The involved driver stayed at the scene to cooperate with authorities.

Anyone with information on the accident is urged to contact police.

California has the highest pedestrian fatality rate which is 25% higher than the national average.

Due to the vulnerability that pedestrians face on the road, it is important that they take the proper precaution. Below are some tips:

  • Avoid distractions (headphones, use of cell phone)
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Adhere to all traffic laws & signals
  • Always use the crosswalk

If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a pedestrian crash, contact Avian Law Group today. You can reach our firm at (888) 231-3513.

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