A driver who apparently got out of their car after a crash on Highway 50 in Folsom has died after being struck by another car, officers say. The crash happened around 2:45 a.m. Thursday near Prairie City Road.
A spokesperson from the California Highway Patrol says a driver appears to have crashed into the center divider along the westbound side of Highway 50. After getting out of their car, the driver was then struck by a car on the eastbound side. Officers say that driver has since died from their injuries. Investigators did not have any details on the other car that was involved. The CHP is asking that anyone with information relevant to the investigation is urged to call CHP.
This is an incredibly sad outcome and it offers a lesson for any driver placed in a similar situation. At all times behind the wheel situational awareness is important. After a crash it becomes critical. While your initial impulse may be to get out of your car to see the extent of damages to your car the best course of action is almost always to wait a few seconds, assess the area around you and determine what you should do next. Unless there is a compelling reason like vehicle fire or you’ve crashed into a lake or river you are well advised to remain in safe confines of a damaged vehicle as opposed to leaving your car into a potentially unsafe area.
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