60-year-old pedestrian killed in Oakland on Bancroft Avenue
OAKLAND, CA (July 19, 2022) – A 60-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash in Oakland by a pickup truck, according to KTVU 2 News.
Oakland Police officers say they received a call for a collision between a vehicle and pedestrian around 10:00 p.m. Sunday on the 6100 block of Bancroft Avenue.
Officers arrived to find a 60-year-old man lying on the ground in the westbound lane of traffic. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Reports say that a silver or white pickup truck was seen heading westbound on the road just after the collision.
As the incident is still under investigation, additional details–such as the involvement of drugs or alcohol–are still unknown. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department Traffic Investigation Unit at (510) 777-8570.
Liability In Oakland 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 An Oakland Pedestrian Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the 60-year-old man in this case. 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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