Edward Johnson Arrested in Fatal Sacramento Accident on Stockton Boulevard
SACRAMENTO, CA (June 24, 2021) – Wednesday, a pedestrian was struck and killed in a DUI crash on Stockton Boulevard and Lawrence Drive.
Apparently, a sedan ran through a red light at the intersection, colliding with a minivan.
Then, the sedan went onto hit the pedestrian.
According to reports, after responders took the pedestrian to the hospital, the victim died.
Meanwhile, responders also transported the driver, Edward Johnson, 76, to the hospital.
Ultimately, police suspected Johnson of driving under the influence (DUI).
Also, the deadly crash led to the closure of Stockton Boulevard from 21st Avenue to Fruitridge Road.
Shortly after medical personnel treated Johnson, authorities arrested him, and booked him into Sacramento County Jail.
Indeed, charges against the 76-year-old suspect driver include DUI and vehicular manslaughter.
Due to the limited information, the authorities continue to investigate the Stockton Boulevard accident.
We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the loved ones of the victim. May you find peace, comfort, and strength during this difficult time.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
As the loved ones of the victim grieve this Sacramento pedestrian crash, Sweet Lawyers wants you to know you do not have to face the aftermath alone.
Moreover, it is important to recognize that if you lose someone in an accident, you may recover damages through a wrongful death suit.
Also, a wrongful death attorney gives the loved ones of a departed family member some semblance of justice.
“Our goal is to safeguard the legal rights of families in the wake of catastrophic accidents. Insurance companies only protect their interests, which is why we protect those of our clients, ” explains Mark Sweet of Sweet Lawyers.
If a loved one has been involved in a wrongful death accident, do not hesitate to reach out for help. The process of dealing with your loss, while fighting for justice, is never easy. Ultimately, this is necessary to alleviate some of the financial burdens after a serious pedestrian accident that causes irreversible damage. We wish to make this process as easy for you as possible. Thus, for more information, call our offices at (800) 674-7852 for a free consultation with a legal professional.