1 Hospitalized in Oakland Pedestrian Accident on Church Street and Bancroft Avenue
OAKLAND, CA (June 30, 2021) – Tuesday night, a woman sustained injuries in a hit-and-run crash on Church Street and Bancroft Avenue.
According to authorities, the incident happened at around 10:16 p.m. It occurred at the intersection of Church Street and Bancroft Avenue near the Eastmont Mall.
Reports revealed that a westbound Volkswagen on Bancroft made a U-turn to Church Street. Then, it struck the 52-year-old woman, who was walking northbound on Bancroft.
Furthermore, responders transported the pedestrian to a hospital with major injuries after receiving treatment at the scene.
Moreover, the suspect vehicle fled the scene after the crash without stopping.
Meanwhile, officials said that there was no description of the hit-and-run driver as of this time.
Also, officers confirmed that it is still unknown if drugs and alcohol played a role in the incident.
Dealing With Similar Incidents
In today’s current state of affairs, taking strolls outdoors is becoming the new normal. With this, so does the likelihood of accidents involving pedestrians.
Car accidents are far more common than pedestrian accidents. However, there is still reason to be wary when traveling on foot.
“Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as vehicle accidents. However, pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries,” Tyler Toomey said. He is a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
“It’s because they are sometimes hard to see. They also ride bikes, skateboards, etc. Pedestrian incidents usually occur in shopping center entrances and street corners,” he added.
We understand that being involved in an Oakland pedestrian crash is a heavy load. Thus, it is best to turn to the experienced attorneys at Sweet Lawyers. Moreover, our attorneys and professional legal team have dealt with a variety of cases including pedestrian accidents. We promise to fight for you until your family achieves the justice and compensation that is owed. Call us at (800) 674 7852 to arrange your free consultation with an experienced legal professional. Also, you may reach us 24/7.