Deadly Hit-and-Run Crash at 14th and Jefferson Street
An Oakland man was hit and killed by a vehicle on Thursday, June 17th.
It was at 8:21 p.m. when a westbound vehicle struck the victim at 14th and Jefferson Street in downtown Oakland.
The involved driver did not stop at the scene following the crash.
Sadly, the rider died at the hospital.
Anybody with information on the suspect is being offered a $10,000 reward.
Witnesses may contact police at 510-770-8570.
Hit-and-run collisions account for almost 6 deaths per day and there is at least one per minute in the U.S.
Similar to motorcyclists, bicyclists are just as vulnerable on the roads. According to the NHTSA, 30% of bicycle accident injuries occur when hit by a vehicle. In addition, these injuries are often the result of the driver not paying attention.
Because of the various dangers bicyclists face on the road, it is important that they possess all protection equipment.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.