1 Injured in Oakland Pedestrian Accident on Fruitvale Boulevard
OAKLAND, CA (June 8, 2020) – A pedestrian suffered critical injuries after a hit-and-run crash on Fruitvale Boulevard on May 29.
The authorities came to the crash scene around 10:36 p.m. in the 1400 block of Fruitvale Boulevard and International Boulevard.
According to reports, a GMC pickup truck driver exited from International Boulevard onto Fruitvale. Then, the driver hit a pedestrian in the crosswalk before escaping the scene.
The responders transported the 77-year-old female pedestrian to a hospital in critical condition.
At this time, the police are withholding her identity due to pending family notification.
Moreover, the Oakland Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Oakland set a reward of up to $5,000 reward. Furthermore, this reward will be given to anyone who can provide any information that will lead to the arrest of the suspect.
Road accidents can happen anytime, anywhere, and to anyone. Also, one small driving mistake can lead to disastrous results. Thus, it is important to drive defensively and to always abide by all driving laws.
Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney after a Pedestrian Accident
While car accidents are far more common than pedestrian accidents, there is still reason to be wary when traveling on foot.
It is crucial to know how to proceed in case you find yourself injured after an accident.
Also, the most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney.
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