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UC Davis Student Joseph Goodwin, 23, Killed in I-80 Freeway Pedestrian Accident

 UC Davis Student Joseph Goodwin, 23, Killed in I-80 Freeway Pedestrian AccidentInterstate 80 Freeway Fatal Pedestrian Accident

DAVIS, Calif. (May 25, 2018) — Joseph Goodwin, 23, of Santa Rosa, has been identified as the pedestrian who died in a collision Sunday when he was struck by a motorist on the westbound Interstate 80 Freeway, according to a report by the Press Democrat.

The UC Davis engineering student was trying to cross the highway on foot when a driver struck him about 1:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes.

The victim, who was a graduate of Montgomery High School, just blocks from the main UC Davis campus. It’s unknown at this time why he was on the roadway.

The driver involved stopped and cooperated with the investigation.

Fatal Accident Investigation

San jose crashPolice are investigating this collision to determine fault.  At this time, we do not know whether the driver was at fault. Hopefully there are witnesses who can help authorities piece together the sequence of events that led to the crash.

Our condolences go out to the young man’s family as they cope with this tragedy.

If a negligent driver or another entity is at fault for a collision resulting in injuries to you or a loved one, there may be grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim. While this is always a personal decision, for many the financial losses associated with a traffic accident are significant.

If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in a California traffic accident, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers to help you. We will bring our expertise to your case and guide you every step of the way. Give our office a call at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.

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