KPD e-News Release: Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Crash After Chasing Dog into Busy Roadway (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Crash After Chasing Dog into Busy Roadway (Update)
DATE: August 22, 2022
CASE #: 22-016217
Update: Late on the afternoon of August 22, 2022, investigators were officially notified by medical professionals that Gordon Gale Johnson succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash and died while still hospitalized. The associated investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit remains active and ongoing.

As previously released:

On August 22, 2022 at approximately 1:00 PM, the Kingsport Police Department Traffic Unit responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in the 900 block of Lynn Garden Drive in Kingsport. The subsequent investigation revealed the following:

A light blue 2020 Honda Odyssey minivan, driven and solely occupied by Darshankumar Karshanbhai Patel of Kingsport, appears to have been traveling lawfully northbound on Lynn Garden Drive, when a pedestrian, Gordon Gale Johnson of Kingsport, suddenly ran into the roadway, directly into its path, chasing after a dog.

Mr. Patel was unable to avoid a collision, and his minivan struck Mr. Johnson. Mr. Johnson was seriously injured in the collision and was transported by Sullivan County EMS to an area medical facility where he remains hospitalized.

This crash remains under open and active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit. As such, no further details are available for release at this time.

Name Gordon Gale Johnson
Age 33 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Fatal
Make Honda
Model Odyssey
Year 2020
Type Minivan
Color Light Blue
Damage Functional Damage
Driver Name Darshankumar Karshanbhai Patel
Age 49 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/Indian
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries No Injury
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-343-9749 (FAX)


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