Male Pedestrian Killed in Sacramento County
A Mazda sedan hit and killed Johnnie Lee Fechner, 67, in Florin, CA on Thursday evening.
The incident took place on January 13th at the intersection of Gerber and Power Inn roads.
CHP reported that the crash occurred just before 6 p.m.
It is unclear; however, what caused the accident.
Sadly, paramedics declared Fechner dead at the scene when they arrived.
It is also unclear if the involved driver stopped and cooperated with authorities.
Additionally, authorities shut down the intersection for a period of time following the crash for cleanup and investigation purposes.
The crash remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Johnnie Lee Fechner.
According to statistics, 20% of pedestrian fatalities include fleeing drivers. In addition, 68% of those killed in hit-and-run crashes are pedestrians and bicyclists.
There was also a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018 and California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.
Tips for pedestrians:
- Always be aware of your surroundings
- Avoid distractions (use of headphones, cell phone)
- Obey traffic laws & signals
- Always use crosswalk
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.