Man Dies in Hit-and-Run Oakland Pedestrian Collision
OAKLAND, CA (December 31, 2018) – A 72-year-old Oakland man was killed in a hit-and-run pedestrian crash in the 1300 block of 85th Avenue near A Street Thursday evening.
The incident happened around 5:20 p.m. when the 72-year-old Oakland man was walking eastbound across 85th Avenue and was hit by a southbound pickup truck.
According to police, the driver kept driving. A few moments later, the gravely injured man lying in the roadway was hit again by a red SUV also heading southbound on 85th Avenue. That driver also failed to stop at the scene.
The victim was pronounced dead a short time later and police said it is unknown whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
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