A hit-and-run driver killed an unidentified man in Oakland on Wednesday morning, December 9.
The accident occurred in the 500 block of Hegenberger Road near the Oakland Coliseum at around 12:25 a.m. The man was reportedly attempting to cross the street in the southbound lanes of Hegenberger Road when a passing vehicle suddenly struck him.
The driver that hit the pedestrian did not stop to render aid and fled the scene. Emergency personnel arrived and attempted to treat the victim, but he was later declared dead.
Witnesses that can provide additional information about the accident are urged to call police traffic investigators at 510-777-8570 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572. Whoever can give input that can lead to the suspect’s arrest will receive a reward of up to $10,000.
Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident Investigation is Underway
The California Highway Police is currently investigating the fatal crash. They are attempting to search the whereabouts of the hit-and-run driver.
It is apparent in this case that the liability falls on the hit-and-run driver for leaving the victim wounded and fleeing the scene. The suspect will most likely face criminal charges once caught.
Unfortunately, around one in five pedestrian accidents are caused by hit-and-run drivers. Sixty percent of people killed in hit-and-run accidents are pedestrians. Common reasons why hit-and-run drivers flee the scene are intoxication, driving without a license, and fear of getting arrested if they remain.
When facing cases like this, it’s vital to have an experienced Alameda County wrongful death attorney specializing in fatal pedestrian hit-and-run accidents to conduct an independent investigation. Attorneys have the resources that can help them prove the negligence of the liable party. They can re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain the responsible party’s phone and texting records.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Hit-and-Run Accidents in Alameda County
The sudden death of a loved one can be quite devastating for the victim’s family. It may leave them vulnerable to manipulation by both insurance companies and other parties. To avoid this, it is necessary to have an attorney by your side to fight for your rights.
Pending the official investigation results, the victim’s family is encouraged to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s help. Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages (such as loss of income and companionship, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and emotional distress) that the fatal hit-and-run accident has caused them.
Attorneys can serve as a compassionate, helpful legal guide during this difficult time for the grieving family. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence. Attorneys can also negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of their clients to ensure they are compensated fairly.
If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for your spouse or family member’s death, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, and are happy to visit you. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.