1 Killed After Being Hit by AC Transit Bus in Oakland CA
Oakland, CA (June 13, 2020) – On Friday, at about 2:50 am, a pedestrian died after being struck by an AC Transit bus on I-80 near the Bay Bridge Toll Plaza.
California Highway Patrol said the man was trying to get across the westbound lanes of I-80, then the AC Transit bus him.
Subsequently, he died at the scene.
Moreover, the CHP did not say why the man was on the freeway. Yet, they say drugs or alcohol are not a factor at this time.
Additionally, the authorities closed three westbound lanes for more than two hours.
As of now, the crash is still under investigation. Anyone with details about the incident is asked to call the CHP Oakland office at 510-457-2875.
We at Sweet Lawyers extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friend of the deceased in this incident. Our thoughts are with you during this painful time.
The Pain of Wrongful Death
It is clear now more than ever that one person’s negligence can have devastating effects on other individuals. This is quite common in accidents that result in death.
It is crucial that the family of the victim becomes aware that they have the authority to file a wrongful death suit.
A wrongful death suit allows families to hold parties liable for the irrevocable damages they have caused.
“I think the misconception is that when a loved one passes away, the insurance company and the defendant will automatically admit liability and offer all of the funds available.”
“Insurance companies will try to save money, even if it means not fully compensating a family for the wrongful death of a loved one. When a family retains an attorney immediately, it gives the family time to grieve their loss, and their attorney can start focusing on holding the negligent party accountable.” says Tyler Toomey, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
Let our team fight for you, achieve the compensation and justice that is owed. With over 40 years of expertise in the legal field, we have dealt with different cases including wrongful deaths. Focus on grieving your loved one, and we will take care of the rest. Call us at (800) 203-3061 to arrange your free legal consultation. For your convenience, we are also available through email, text messages, and online live chat.