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7 Injured in Solo Vehicle Crash on Oakport Street [Oakland, CA]

7 Injured in Solo Vehicle Crash on Oakport Street [Oakland, CA]

Seven Hospitalized in Oakport Street Solo Vehicle Crash

 
Oakland, CA (June 11, 2020) – On Wednesday night, seven people sustained injuries in a solo vehicle crash on the 7700 block of Oakport Street.
 
The crash occurred at around 8:45 p.m on June 10. Dispatched officers arrived and located the SUV and seven injured occupants on the scene.
 
Reportedly, a white BMW X5 four-door SUV had been traveling in southbound I-880 lanes when it left the roadway for unknown reasons.
 
Responding officers located the vehicle 150 feet to the frontage road and come to rest about 400 feet up Oakport after rolling through a guardrail.
 
Shortly after, firefighters and paramedics assessed the victims and requested five ambulances.
 
Consequently, two adults in their mid- to late-20’s and five teens or younger were taken to area hospitals, and three were listed in critical condition.
 
No other information is available at this time. Further investigation is ongoing.
 
According to the United States Department of Transportation, there are approximately 300,000 merging accidents every year. In 2017, 485,866 accidents were reported solely in the state of California. It is therefore important to follow all the traffic laws to avoid these types of accidents.

Safety Driving Tips

  • Aim high in steering, i.e., don’t make your steering adjustments based on what is directly in front of you, but rather what is down the road. If the drive is winding to the right, look as far into the turn as possible. This will improve your safety and make your shifts smoother.
  • Scan the road 1/2 mile a full mile ahead to recognize potential hazards in time.
  • Be a proactive driver, rather than a reactive one. Driving defensively prepares you for emergency situations.
  • Use road signals to communicate with those you are driving alongside.
  • What to do after an accident

    • Before anything else, seek medical attention if you have been hurt.
    • Get to a safe place to prevent further damage or injury.
    • Collect as much information as possible: insurance and contact information of people involved in the accident, pictures/videos of vehicles involved, documentation of fault, and whatever else that can be used for evidence.
    • File a police report or incident report by calling 911.
    • Hire an experienced personal injury attorney from Sweet Lawyers.
    • Hiring a Personal Attorney

      The most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney. Mark Sweet, a personal injury attorney at Sweet Lawyers, says that serious car accident cases may call for a separate investigation spearheaded by an experienced lawyer fighting on behalf of a party. Oftentimes, injuries are not reported until it is too late.


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