Oakdale, California (February 11, 2020) – The driver of a pickup truck who struck and killed a pedestrian
on Highway 120 in Oakland has been arrested on suspicion of DUI
causing injury or death.
According to the California Highway Patrol, John Hughes of
Newman was walking northbound on Highway 120 near Valley Home Road when
he was hit by a Chevrolet pickup truck.
The authorities said the man was walking on the east side of the road and was hit by a car at about 6:45 p.m. February 10.
The pedestrian sustained serious injuries and the first responders
performed CPR on him.
Hughes was later transported to Oak Valley Hospital
where he died while undergoing treatment.
28-year-old Matthew Keith later called the police
after hearing about the incident. He told the police that he thought he hit an
Keith was arrested after the police determined that he had
been driving under the influence.
No additional information was provided.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”
While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”
Mr. Khodaverdian is personally available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.