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Critical Hit-and-Run Incident Leaves Pedestrian Injured on Sacramento’s 16th Street

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Sacramento, CA (June 2, 2024) – In the early hours of an otherwise quiet Friday morning, a grave hit-and-run accident occurred on 16th Street in Sacramento, claiming the well-being of a pedestrian. The Sacramento Police Department disclosed that their officers arrived at the scene shortly after 1:00 AM to find a 32-year-old male pedestrian with grievous injuries. The injured man received urgent medical attention and was transported to a nearby hospital, where he is reported to be in critical condition.

The suspect, 41-year-old Joe Johnson of Sacramento, reportedly fled the area immediately after the incident. The persistent efforts of law enforcement led to Johnson’s arrest later on the same day, at approximately 7:00 PM, on the 2300 block of Broadway. He has since been detained at the Sacramento County Main Jail while the investigation into the events that led to the collision continues.

Police are calling on any individuals who might have witnessed the accident or have any relevant information to step forward and assist in piecing together the circumstances of the hit-and-run. This plea underscores the importance of community engagement in resolving such critical events.

As the case unfolds, the Sacramento Police Department remains committed to thoroughly investigating the hit-and-run incident. Meanwhile, the identity of the injured pedestrian has not been released, and updates on his condition await as the community hopes for his recovery.

Source: Local Accident Reports