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35-Year-Old Woman Fatally Injured in DUI Pedestrian Accident

Police Chase Down Hit-and-Run Driver

Dean Barbera Pedestrian AccidentARDEN ARCADE (May 23, 2019) – A 35-year-old woman pushing a shopping cart was fatally injured after being hit by a drunk driver in Arden Arcade on Wednesday night, May 23rd.

The pedestrian crash took place at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Arden Way near Wayland Avenue.

Police report that the hit-and-run driver was traveling eastbound on Arden Way in a black Mercedes-Benz when he struck the woman and fled the scene.

The woman suffered fatal injuries and sadly died at the scene.

A Sacramento police officer, who happened to be near the scene, chased the driver of the Mercedes-Benz and apprehended the suspect. Authorities report the the driver was “extremely intoxicated.”

The suspect, Dean Barbera, 52, of El Dorado Hills, was arrested. He faces charges of driving under the influence, causing fatal injuries, and felony hit-and-run.

Once the investigation has been completed by authorities, a police report will be available.

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The family of the victim may be entitled to a wrongful death claim for the loss of love and companionship and to hold those responsible accountable.

“In cases where another motorist or entity’s negligence results in another person’s death, surviving family members are entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit following the loss of their loved one,” said Candice Bond, Managing Partner at Bond Sanchez-Gordon. ” While no amount of money can replace a lost loved one, the importance of contacting and retaining an experienced wrongful death lawyer cannot be stressed enough. It is our duty to assist families whose lives have been suddenly impacted. Our goal is to help those affected to ultimately, once again, establish a sense of normalcy after an untimely death.”

Candice Bond, who was interviewed for this article, is a Managing Partner at Bond Sanchez-Gordon. If you would like to contact Bond Sanchez-Gordon for legal guidance and counseling, call 800-471-0314.


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