Struck By Car, Injured, Victim Dies in Hospital

Struck By Car, Injured,

Victim Dies in Hospital

ONEONTA – April Johnson, 32, Oneonta, the woman who was struck by a car on the Lettis Highway on Monday, Dec. 30 has died, according to Police Chief Doug Brenner.

She had been hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit at Albany Medical Center since the accident; Brenner said, and died Saturday, Jan. 11.

No additional charges will be filed against the driver, David Shafer, 41, Otsego.

Arrangements are pending.


10 thoughts on “Struck By Car, Injured, Victim Dies in Hospital

  1. db

    It was an accident that this man will have to live with the rest of his life – did you really have to mention his name again?

  2. N

    How about the emptiness the family now has to live with, not having their daughter, sister or MOTHER.
    he was driving illegally but he has the right to live with “his mistake”

  3. Catharinea

    I pray for you lost and anyone who has been Involved. There are occasions in life when our strength is tested. Some would throw. God is always there by our side, ready to give us power to go on and persevere during a rough time in life. If you go to the Bible open to Psalms and find comfort in God’s Word. As Psalms are expressions of an individual who often feels like the world is out to get him. Yet, he is able to call out to God and remain steadfast in hope. Amen

  4. Shelly

    “N”
    Both the driver and the victim made a mistake. The driver was driving without a license and the victim wasnt using a crosswalk during a red light (the safest time to cross the street) she walked out in to a busy street…where people change lanes…while it was dark outside(most dangerous way to cross the street). Had she been using a crosswalk to safely cross maybe she’d be okay. Don’t personally condemn the driver everyone makes mistakes thankfully you aren’t the judge.

  5. Jane

    It’s really a shame. The man driving had no business to be driving. He gets to walk free while the family has to plan a funeral. He should face charges!!!

  6. jennifer

    crossing thr street in the dark/wrong place is not at all similar to driving withouut a license!!!!!!! and this was his 2nd time!!!

  7. Ralph Leonard Jr

    OR HOW ABOUT HER FIANCE RALPH LEONARD. WE HAVE BEEN TOGETHER FOR ALMOST 5 YEARS NOW. I WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR HER SHE WAS MY EVERYTHING.

  8. Brian Olsen

    Wow, this is outrageous! A man with multiple unlicensed offenses under his belt hits a woman (Who happened to have been a friend of mine; R.I.P. April) when he had no business being behind the wheel and no further charges will be filed? Welcome to New York! My heart goes out to her friends, family and fiancé Ralph Leonard Jr.

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