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DUI-Related Hit-and-Run in Oakland Claims the Life of 39-Year-Old Driver

Fatal Accident, Oakland, Ca

Oakland, CA – A catastrophic tragedy unfolded on International Boulevard in Oakland on June 24, 2023, as a DUI-related hit-and-run incident claimed the life of a 39-year-old driver. As personal injury lawyers with over 50 years of experience, we at Scranton Law Firm extend our heartfelt condolences to the victim’s family and friends.

The loss of life in any accident is deeply distressing, but when it involves a hit-and-run scenario, particularly one linked to driving under the influence (DUI), the situation becomes even more grievous. This case underlines the persistent menace of impaired driving and the devastating consequences it can have, reinforcing the need for strict adherence to road safety measures.

At approximately 12:15 a.m., the victim was driving a 2005 Toyota Avalon and was mid-way through a U-turn when he was broadsided by a 21-year-old man behind the wheel of a 2019 Toyota Camry. In a shocking turn of events, the Camry driver fled the scene on foot after the crash, leaving behind a fatally injured man who would later succumb to his injuries at the hospital.

The Oakland Police Department’s swift action led to the hit-and-run suspect’s capture. Investigations revealed he was under the influence of alcohol, leading to his arrest on charges of DUI and felony hit-and-run. As personal injury lawyers, we commend the police department’s immediate response, but this tragic event leaves behind pertinent legal questions for victims and their families navigating the aftermath of such accidents.

DUI-Related Hit-and-Run in Oakland

If you or a loved one were the victims of a hit-and-run accident, it’s crucial to understand your rights. Following an accident, you have two avenues for recourse: filing a lawsuit or making a claim with your insurance provider. In a case like this one, where negligence led to severe injury or loss of life, it’s important to consult with an experienced hit-and-run attorney.

The Scranton Law Firm has a solid reputation for assisting clients in these trying times. With a proven track record of recovering more than $500,000,000 for injured clients, we offer in-depth consultations to assess your case, provide expert advice, and outline the factors impacting a potential settlement offer.

Hit-and-run accidents are alarmingly prevalent. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports a hit-and-run accident every 43 seconds in the US, with a record 2,049 lives lost in 2016. From 2010 to 2019, California alone experienced 2,948 hit-and-run accidents, resulting in 3,056 fatalities, signifying an unsettling trend.

In light of these statistics, it’s essential to understand what to do if you’re involved in a hit-and-run accident. Ensuring immediate medical attention, reporting the incident to the police, informing your insurance company, collecting evidence, obtaining witness details, and seeking legal advice are vital steps in the aftermath of such an event.

The story of the hit-and-run in Oakland is a stark reminder of the potentially fatal consequences of DUI. It emphasizes the importance of responsible driving and the need for justice for victims of such incidents.

If you’ve been involved in a similar accident or suffered from the negligence of others, the Scranton Law Firm is here to help. We understand the trauma and upheaval such accidents can cause, and we are committed to fighting for justice on your behalf. For a no-obligation consultation, contact us today. You are not alone in this struggle; we stand by your side, ready to navigate this complex legal journey with you.

Remember, your fight for justice is our fight, too. We’ve been serving injured clients for over half a century – trust us to serve you, too.


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