1 Dead, 2 Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash
OAKLAND (May 17, 2018)– According to the East Bay Times, a deadly hit-and-run collision was reported Thursday morning at the intersection of 98th and Bancroft avenues.
At roughly 2:28 a.m., two vehicles were involved in a violent crash.
Oakland police officials were notified and called to the scene where one of the drivers had fled the scene following the wreck.
Oakland Hit-and-Run Lawyer
Per the East Bay Times, one person tragically suffered fatal injuries and appeared to have been pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, it was indicated that one passenger in each of the vehicles sustained moderate to serious injuries each being rushed to hospitals by ambulance as their conditions remain unclear at this time.
Oakland PD shut the intersection down while they took the time to thoroughly investigate the scene.
Anyone with information is urged to phone the Oakland Police Department at 510-777-8570.
This story is developing and will be updated pending the disclosure of new details.
The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers are with family and friends of the deceased victim as well as those injured following this tragedy during difficult times.
Oakland Wrongful Death Attorney
It is forbidden by law in California to leave the scene after causing or being involved in an auto accident regardless of whether or not there are injuries. A hit and run motorist who causes serious bodily injury to another motorist or pedestrian or results in death will be charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony. Depending on the circumstances, a hit-and-run suspect will receive a much harsher sentencing pending the nature of a specific incident.
For this incident, the hit-and-run motorist will be charged with a felony hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter. When there is confirmed negligence or wrongdoing on behalf of a driver especially following a hit-and-run collision, family members of the deceased victim, as well as those injured and hospitalized will be entitled to wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits respectively against the suspect seeking compensation for damages including funeral costs, medical expenses and hospital bills, lost future income, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one as a result of a hit-and-run collision, contact our experienced Oakland wrongful death and injury attorneys as we are here to provide you with the advice and guidance needed following a tragedy. We can be reached at 855-703-4186.
Latest posts by James M. Johnson (see all)
- Bicyclist Killed in Sunnyvale Hit-and-run Near Central Expressway and Pajaro Avenue - October 22, 2018
- Daniel Holder Victim in Buttonwillow Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Crash on Buttonwillow Drive - October 22, 2018
- Motorcyclist Killed in Santa Rosa Crash on Highway 12 Saturday - October 22, 2018