Man, 72, Victim in Pedestrian Hit-and-Run
DATE OF COLLISION: Thursday, December 27th
December 28, 2018- According to the East Bay Times, a deadly hit-and-run collision involving a pedestrian was reported last night at the 1300 block of 85th Avenue.
Officials responded to the incident after receiving notification at roughly 5:20 p.m. after a man only being identified as a 72-year-old Oakland resident was struck by two vehicles as he crossed eastbound 85th Avenue.
Following the collision, both vehicles fled the scene without rendering aid leaving the victim behind who tragically succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities have been informed that the two vehicles involved closest resemble a white pickup and a red SUV.
At this time, no arrests have been made as both hit-and-run suspects remain at-large, per the East Bay Times.
No additional details have been provided as this story will be updated pending the disclosure of the victim’s name or any new information.
*We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the victim as they search for peace and comfort.
Oakland Wrongful Death Attorney
Drivers who flee the scene of a collision are not only criminals under California law, but they are cowards and are often times driving under the influence when they flee the scene of a collision. Based on this news report, the hit-and-run driver and suspect could be given a serious jail sentence on multiple charges once located and arrested.
The family of the victim will be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit following this incident. Victims are entitled to seek compensation for damages including funeral costs, medical expenses, loss of companionship, and pain and suffering.
Contact our Oakland wrongful death law firm today if you are looking for assistance at 855-703-4186.
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