One 37-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run incident on August 12 in Sacramento County’s Florin neighborhood.  

Around 9:45 PM on Saturday night, multiple calls of a pedestrian in the roadway on westbound Florin Road, west of Stockton Boulevard were made with California Highway Patrol units in South Sacramento’s office arriving at the scene of incident.  

police car depicted after arriving to scene of incident

According to the Sacramento Bee, the man was identified as Ivan Bruyako, 37, of Sacramento by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office. The CHP believes he was the pedestrian struck by the vehicle. Upon discovery, fire personnel found Bruyako with major injuries and took him to the hospital.  

Following the crash, the eastbound two-left lanes of Florin Road were closed for about one hour turning onto northbound Stockton Boulevard. Officials stated that there were no witnesses and no physical evidence that pointed to a suspect or suspect vehicle. The investigation of the incident is still in process. 

“It’s deeply disappointing that pedestrians continue to be fatally killed or injured by negligent drivers,” said Gerald Singleton, leading personal injury attorney at Singleton Schreiber. “Hit-and-run incidents are not only terrible but also disrespectful to the family of the victim as they are left with many unanswered questions all the while dealing with their grief.” 

If you or someone you loved has been injured in a pedestrian hit-and-run incident, contact the Sacramento personal injury or wrongful death lawyers at Singleton Schreiber by calling 559-702-0846 or by email 

South Sacramento Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Runs  

South Sacramento, a vibrant community known for its diversity and rich culture, is facing a haunting epidemic that threatens the safety and wellbeing of its residents: fatal pedestrian hit-and-runs. The alarming rise in these incidents has left families shattered and communities in mourning, raising urgent questions about road safety, urban planning, and the need for collective action to curb this distressing trend. 

In recent years, South Sacramento has been grappling with an unsettling rise in fatal pedestrian hit-and-runs. These tragedies are not merely statistics, but stories of lives lost prematurely, dreams shattered, and families forever scarred. The incidents highlight the urgent need for comprehensive measures to address the root causes and prevent such heart-wrenching accidents. 

Several factors contribute to the fatal pedestrian hit-and-runs in South Sacramento. Insufficient pedestrian infrastructure, inadequate street lighting, speeding vehicles, and distracted driving are among the key culprits. Moreover, economic disparities and limited access to reliable transportation options can force pedestrians into risky situations, increasing their vulnerability on the streets. 

The impact of these incidents extends far beyond the immediate victims. Families are left in anguish, grappling with the sudden loss of loved ones. Neighborhoods are burdened with grief and a sense of insecurity, as residents fear for their safety while navigating the same hazardous streets. The fabric of community life is eroded, as residents become increasingly wary of the public spaces that once served as the heart of their social interactions. 

Residents, activists, and community leaders have been vocal about the urgent need for action to address this crisis. They demand not only justice for the victims but also comprehensive measures to prevent such incidents in the future. Proposed solutions encompass a multi-faceted approach: 

  • Infrastructure Improvement: Investing in safer pedestrian infrastructure, including well-marked crosswalks, traffic-calming measures, and proper lighting, can significantly reduce the risk of accidents. 
  • Awareness Campaigns: Public education campaigns targeting both drivers and pedestrians can increase awareness about road safety and foster a culture of mutual respect on the streets. 
  • Law Enforcement and Legislation: Stricter law enforcement against reckless driving, speeding, and distracted driving can act as a deterrent. Advocacy for legislation that addresses hit-and-run penalties and encourages responsible driving behavior is also crucial. 
  • Community Engagement: Empowering local communities to take ownership of their streets by involving them in urban planning, road safety initiatives, and neighborhood watch programs can create a sense of shared responsibility. 
  • Public Transportation: Improving public transportation options in underserved areas can help reduce the dependence on walking along hazardous roads. 

The rising trend of fatal pedestrian hit-and-runs in South Sacramento is a grim reminder of the challenges faced by communities battling inadequate road safety measures. The lives lost and families affected underscore the urgent need for comprehensive solutions that address the multifaceted nature of the problem. By collaborating on infrastructure enhancement, education, law enforcement, and community engagement, South Sacramento can begin to heal and reclaim its streets from this tragic epidemic. It’s a collective responsibility to create safer spaces for all residents, ensuring that no more lives are lost to the devastating consequences of hit-and-run accidents. 

 “My thoughts are with the family of the victim as they are faced with the untimely death of a loved one,” added Mr. Singleton. “My hope is that they contact a knowledgeable attorney that can assist in the investigation and help determine fault in this incident that should have never occurred.” 

If you or someone you loved has been injured in a pedestrian hit-and-run incident, contact the Sacramento personal injury or wrongful death lawyers at Singleton Schreiber by calling 559-702-0846 or by email