Bicyclist, 14, Critically Injured in Hit-and-Run at 35th Ave and San Leandro
OAKLAND (January 2, 2019) – A teen bicyclist was critically injured after an alleged hit-and-run crash in the area of 35th Avenue and San Leandro Street Wednesday afternoon, according to The Mercury News and KTVU.
UPDATE: Driver Leah Conner arrested on hit-and-run charges.
The accident was reported on January 2 at about 12:23 p.m. in the Fruitvale district near the BART Station.
As per the reports, police said a 14-year-old boy was riding a bicycle when he was struck for an unknown reason by a driver near the intersection of 35th Avenue and San Leandro Street.
Witnesses claimed that the teenage rider was dragged for four blocks and was only freed after vehicle briefly stopped.
Teenage Boy on Bike Hit by Car in Oakland’s Fruitvale
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded and found the cyclist left lying in the roadway with broken bones and internal injuries after the collision.
The young victim was immediately transported to a hospital where he was listed in critical condition. His name was not released.
Meanwhile, police affirmed that the motorist involved continued driving and fled the scene. The suspect car was later located but it was abandoned near the crash site.
The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact the police at 510-777-8570 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.
*We extend our prayers and sincerest thoughts to the gravely wounded boy and his family and friends during such a difficult time. We wish him a full recovery.
Personal Injury Lawyer
It is evident that the driver of the car will be held fully responsible for causing the traffic incident that led to the major injuries of the young bicyclist involved. Leaving the scene following a crash is a serious crime and punishable by law especially if the collision seriously injured another individual.
In this case, the family of the teen bicycle rider will be entitled to a personal injury claim seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If your loved one has been hurt in a hit-and-run accident, contact our experienced personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186 to help you with your case.