Mother and Son on Sidewalk Hit by Car in Oakland, Injured
OAKLAND (August 10, 2018) – A mother and her child were hospitalized after being hit by a car along Foothill Boulevard on Friday morning, according to The Mercury News and CBS San Francisco.
The accident took place at about 10:42 a.m. in the 4200 block of Foothill Boulevard, near Oakland Charter Academy Middle School.
As per the article, police said a woman was on a sidewalk with a 2-year-old boy in a stroller when they were struck by a Toyota pickup truck that was towing a trailer.
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The vehicle was initially headed east when for an unknown reason it swerved out of control and hit the victims. During the crash, the car also reportedly jumped the curb, slammed into a light post before plowing through a metal fence surrounding the school.
Police affirmed that the toddler was rescued after being pinned underneath the truck. The woman and her son were transported to hospitals with injuries that appeared to be non-life-threatening. Their names and condition were not disclosed.
Meanwhile, the driver of the Toyota was also hospitalized. The cause of the incident is still under investigation.
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A forensic examination of the Toyota pickup truck involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine what ultimately caused the crash. Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of the driver, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with the car, and whether or not the motorist was distracted or reckless at the time. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicle, such as point of impact, its final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this incident, the woman and her child will possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. The claim will include the compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, property damage and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in an auto accident caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another individual, contact our experienced personal injury lawyer to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and fight aggressively for your legal rights. Give us a call for a free case consultation at 855-703-4186.
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