Sacramento Man Dies after DUI Antelope Pedestrian Crash at Walerga and Elverta Roads; Andrew Lal Arrested
Antelope, California (January 20, 2020) – Authorities are investigating an alleged DUI pedestrian crash that left a 65-year-old Sacramento man with fatal injuries early Sunday morning in Antelope.
According to a local news source, the collision occurred at around 12:30 a.m. on southbound Walerga Road, just south of Elverta Road.
Authorities said the Sacramento man was walking west across Walerga when he was hit by a southbound 1999 Toyota Corolla driven by 25-year-old Andrew Jogesh Lal.
The male victim was declared dead at 12:44 a.m. by responding emergency crews.
Officials confirmed that Jogesh Lal remained at the scene and was cooperative. The suspect was later arrested on suspicion of DUI.
The southbound lanes of Walerga were blocked until 2:00 a.m.
The incident remains under investigation.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney. Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said.