Mother Hit and Killed by Vehicle at 98th Avenue and Cherry Street in Oakland ID'd
Oakland, Calif.(January 18, 2020) - 40-year-old Miesha Ellesse Singleton has been identified as the pedestrian who was hit and killed by a car while waiting to pick up her child from school on Friday afternoon in Oakland.
The fatal pedestrian accident happened at about 3:15 p.m. on January 17, at 98th Avenue and Cherry Street, in front of Elmhurst United Middle School.
As per a local news report, Singleton was walking across the street in a crosswalk when a speeding car hit her.
The California Highway Patrol said the driver drove away from the scene without rendering any aid to Miesha Singleton.
Singleton was killed in the accident.
The Oakland police described the vehicle involved as a white Nissan Maxima, possibly with damage to the passenger side windshield.
No further information on the accident was provided.
An investigation into the pedestrian accident is ongoing.
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.