Stephen Court, 50, Victim in Pedestrian Hit-and-Run on I-580
SAN LEANDRO (May 11, 2018)– According to the San Jose Mercury News, Stephen Courtway, 50, of Oakland, has been identified as the man killed after a hit-and-run on I-580 Thursday evening.
California Highway Patrol officials were notified of the collision at 10:07 p.m. near 150th Avenue.
Preliminary investigation efforts indicate that Courtway had been walking along the right-hand shoulder heading east on westbound I-580 before being struck by an undisclosed driver and vehicle.
The driver failed to stop and proceeded to flee the scene leaving Courtway behind with grave injuries.
Paramedics arrived and rushed the Oakland man to Eden Hospital, where he sadly succumbed to his injuries.
At this time, authorities have not provided any further information as the investigation is ongoing to identify the type of vehicle involved and ultimately the suspect responded.
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 Lawyer
rivers 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 suspect will face serious charges including hit-and-run and gross vehicular manslaughter once found and detained.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the surviving family members of Stephen Courtway will be entitled to a lawsuit against the at-fault hit-and-run suspect. Family members of wrongful death victims are subject to compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, lost future income, and pain and suffering, funeral costs, and loss of championship.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one as a result of a hit-and-run incident, contact our experienced Oakland wrongful death 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.
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