Oakland, CA – Man Hit & Killed in Pedestrian Accident at Foothill Blvd & Mitchell StSan Francisco Legal News
Oakland, CA (February 20, 2021) – A pedestrian died on Wednesday night after being hit by one vehicle and then hit again by another vehicle as he lay on the ground, per reports from the Oakland Police Department.
Officers say that the first driver who hit the 67-year-old man fled from the scene while the second driver pulled over and cooperated with authorities. The victim’s name has not been released by authorities at this time. The accident happened in the 2700 block of Foothill Boulevard near the intersection of Mitchell Street around 6:10 p.m. At that time, the man, who was walking with a cane and carrying a shopping bag, was struck by a silver car that kept going.
Oakland Police Sgt. Randy Pope said that the man had almost completely crossed the street when he was hit and was walking slowly enough for passing vehicles to stop in time.
Following the initial collision, the pedestrian was dragged by a 2013 Chevy Volt after being hit a second time. The driver of the second vehicle, identified only as a 34-year-old Oakland man, stopped and stayed at the scene.
Bystanders at the scene were able to pull the man from underneath the second vehicle but he was pronounced dead before he could be transported to an area medical center.
The accident remains under investigation, and police are still looking for the driver of the first vehicle involved in the crash.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California
In 2018 alone, almost a thousand pedestrians were killed on California roadways, a 26% increase from the previous five ways. Furthermore, more than 14,000 pedestrians were injured, with nearly 7,500 pedestrians succumbing to their injuries after accidents occurring in California between 2009 and 2018.
Pedestrian accidents causing injuries or even fatalities are an unfortunately common part of life in California. When these victims are injured in an accident, they may have to deal with other drivers’ insurance companies, long-term physical pain, and expensive hospital bills. Occasionally, as a result of these incidents, victims succumb to their injuries, leaving their grieving families to cope with emotional trauma and financial difficulties as a result of another driver’s negligence.
But the victims and their families affected by these wrecks can seek help from a California injury attorney. A skilled attorney in California can help victims seek justice and the fair compensation they deserve after suffering in an accident that occurred through no fault of their own.
Gene Halavanau at Halavanau Law Office strives to help victims and their families in their time of need. At Halavanau Law Office in San Francisco, our team can help you collect the maximum amount of compensation available for your injuries and losses. Victims and their families should never be forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars of their own money on medical treatment, especially if their injuries resulted from a pedestrian accident caused by the careless, reckless, negligent, or intentional actions of another party.
Our team at Halavanau will gladly review the facts of your case and tailor our advice to match the specific needs of your case. We have years of experience when it comes to fighting for victims and their families. If you’ve been involved in a crash caused by the negligent actions of another driver, contact our pedestrian accident attorneys in San Francisco today at (415) 692-5301 to schedule your consultation.
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