Oakland, CA – Deadly Pedestrian Accident Involving Hit-and-Run Driver
Oakland, CA (December 28, 2018) – A deadly pedestrian accident took place involving a hit-and-run driver that occurred last night, December 27, on 85th Avenue.
Officials responded to the accident around 5:20 p.m. The pedestrian who lost their life was not identified except for the fact that they are a 72-year-old Oakland resident who had been struck by two vehicles. At the time of the accident, he was crossing the street at eastbound 85th Avenue.
Both vehicles fled the scene of the accident after striking the pedestrian. By the time that emergency responders made it to the scene of the accident, the pedestrian was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have released information that the two vehicles were described as a white pickup truck and a red SUV.
No arrests have been made, as both hit-and-run suspects are still at large. Police are still investigating the circumstances of the accident.
We wish to extend our sincerest and most heartfelt prayers with the family and friends of the pedestrian who lost their life in this horrific accident. We cannot begin to understand the pain that the family members must be feeling at this time as they cope with such severe losses.
Pedestrian Accidents in California
In California, pedestrian accidents are more common than we would like them to be. In just one year across California, 700 people will lose their lives in these horrific and life-altering accidents. If somebody you love has been involved in one of these accidents and now you wonder what legal options you have, our experienced California pedestrian accident attorneys are here for you in your desperate time of need.
In our practice, our car accident attorneys have handled a wide variety of hit-and-run accidents involving other vehicles and pedestrians. These accidents are seen as criminal in nature, which means that once the driver responsible is caught, you could bring a claim to hold them liable after the loss of your loved one. You and your family have the right to bring what is known as a wrongful death claim as you move forward and compensate for the death of a loved one when you are struggling on emotional and financial levels. Do not hesitate to contact us today at the Los Angeles Injury Group at (310) 954-7248 for more information.
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