Hayward, CA (November 20, 2023) – A pedestrian was sadly pronounced dead on Sunday, November 19th, after being struck in a tragic hit-and-run on Hesperian Boulevard in Hayward, California. The accident took place at the intersection with Bockman Road, with best estimates placing it at around 8:53 a.m.
The victim was likely crossing the road at the intersection when a black Ford vehicle struck the pedestrian. It is unknown who had the right of way when the accident occurred, but the driver of the Ford fled scene of the accident without stopping to assist the pedestrian or call for help.
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Nearby witnesses called 911 and reported the incident. Police and paramedics were quickly dispatched to the scene to assist the pedestrian. Sadly, when they arrived the victim had already passed away from his injuries.
Police are urgently investigating this criminal hit-and-run on Hesperian Boulevard. They are looking for both the vehicle and driver involved in the incident, or any information which may help their investigation.
Liability In Hayward Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “An estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” There are a number of factors that could lead to a pedestrian collision including:
- Drunk driving
- Driver distraction
- Inclement weather
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating Hit-and-Run on Hesperian Boulevard
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the person killed. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
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