Woman Seriously Injured in Oakland Pedestrian Accident on Interstate 880 near 29th Avenue On-Ramp Tuesday evening
Oakland, California (April 7, 2020) – A pedestrian was struck and seriously injured by a vehicle Tuesday evening on Interstate 880 in Oakland, according to California Highway Patrol.
The accident, which was reported just after 6:15 p.m., happened in the northbound lanes of Interstate 880 at the 29th Avenue on-ramp.
Emergency personnel responded to the scene and found a woman on the right side of the road. A vehicle, described as a white Ford F-250 pickup truck, was also found in the center divider.
The woman had major injuries and was transported by an ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. Her name and current condition were not immediately disclosed.
At around 6:24 p.m., a Sig-Alert was issued shutting down the off-ramp, Nos. 3 and 4 lanes of the interstate. As of 6:40 p.m., the alert was canceled.
The accident is still under investigation. The CHP asked anyone who witness the crash to call them at 800-835-5247.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said