Man Killed in Oakland Pedestrian Accident on Interstate 80 near Bay Bridge Toll Plaza
Oakland, California (June 13, 2020) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Transit bus early Friday morning on Interstate 80 in Oakland, according to officials.
The fatal crash happened at around 2:50 a.m. Friday, June 12 on westbound Interstate 80, just east of the Bay Bridge Toll Plaza.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a man was hit by the bus while he was attempting to walk across the westbound lanes of the interstate.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been disclosed pending notification of family.
Intoxication was not believed to have been a factor in the accident.
Authorities closed three westbound traffic lanes for more than two hours as they investigated the accident.
An investigation into the crash is underway. Anyone with information about the crash is urged to contact the CHP Oakland office at 510-457-2875.
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 apedestrian 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