[03-16-2022] Alameda County, CA – Two People Killed in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash in Oakland

According to police, two men died, and another man was arrested following a hit-and-run collision in Oakland on Wednesday night, March 16, 2022.

[03-16-2022] Alameda County, CA - Two People Killed in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash in OaklandThe crash occurred shortly after 8:45 p.m. at Rudsdale Street and 76th Avenue, one block south of International Boulevard.

According to police, officers attempted to stop a vehicle in the 1300 block of 76th Avenue, but the driver refused to yield.

He was not pursued by officers. According to police, he drove south on 76th Avenue until he collided with another vehicle traveling east on Rudsdale.

According to police, two of the three people in the second vehicle died. Following the collision, the fleeing suspect attempted to flee the scene on foot, but officers stopped him and arrested him, according to police.

According to police, he is a 37-year-old Oakland man whose name was not immediately released.

The third passenger in the second vehicle was rescued and is recovering in a hospital. She was seated in the back seat.

The police are unsure if alcohol or drugs played a role in the accident. The names of the two men who died were not available from the Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau early Thursday morning because their families had not yet been informed of their deaths.

The police are still investigating the crash.

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Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident Statistics

The crime of fleeing the scene of an accident is a felony in itself. It’s a sad fact of life that there are still hit-and-runs every day on US highways. Hit-and-runs are all too common in the United States.

In the United States, 2,049 people died in hit-and-run accidents in 2016. Nearly six million people in the United States are injured or killed each year in hit-and-run accidents. In the vast majority of hit-and-runs, the victims are unarmed civilians.

California hit-and-runs were at an all-time high last year, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (the most recent year for which data is available). Hitchhiker deaths increased by 60% in the previous decade, reaching 337 in 2016.

Drivers leave the scene of an accident for a variety of reasons. It’s possible that some of them are drug users, have legal problems, lack health insurance, or are undocumented immigrants.

Alameda County Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyer for Crash Victims

It can be incredibly upsetting and traumatic when a family member or friend is killed in a hit-and-run. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a hit-and-run driver, call a hit-and-run lawyer.

You and your loved ones may be entitled to compensation if you file a lawsuit against the person or entity responsible for the death of your loved one.

An insurance company will take care of your UM claim if the hit-and-run driver is not found. Our Alameda County hit-and-run accident lawyers at Arash Law are prepared to aggressively represent them and their families in court and recover the compensation you are owed.

You must understand the magnitude of the issues in each of these cases. Call (888) 488-1391 for a free consultation with the best hit-and-run lawyer in the area.

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