One Pedestrian Died After a Highway 580 Multi-Vehicle Crash
Oakland, CA (August 28, 2023) – One pedestrian died after multiple vehicles ran them over in a Highway 580 multi-vehicle crash in Oakland. According to CBS News, the officers were alerted around 11:35 p.m. on Sunday.
A Highway 580 multi-vehicle crash in Oakland left a pedestrian dead.
The California Highway Patrol reported one fatality on a Highway 580 multi-vehicle crash.
This alarming incident came to light when a driver called and reported seeing a man ‘flying’ in front of her vehicle near the Harrison Street exit ramp.
However, the driver confidently stated to the officers that her vehicle was not involved in the accident.
Unfortunately, while officers were enroute to the location, multiple vehicles allegedly ran over the man.
In response, the police issued a SigAlert at 11:54 p.m., shutting down I-580 in the westbound direction at Grand Avenue.
Tragically, the man was declared dead on arrival at the scene.
Adding to the complexity, the Oakland police received a tip from a resident about a black sedan with visible front-end damage.
Moreover, the car was seen stopped just off the Harrison Street exit around the time of the accident. The driver apparently sought help to jumpstart his car.
At this time, the authorities have not confirmed this vehicle’s involvement in the collision.
Eventually, the CHP canceled the SigAlert. Meanwhile, Westbound I-580 was reopened to traffic at 2:21 a.m. on Monday.
J&M Tip: People have questions about necessary medical care and property damage after a car crash. A skilled attorney can assist in determining liability, as well as identifying which party bears responsibility for the accident.
Google Map of Pedestrian Accident in Oakland, CA
More About Pedestrian Accident Liability
Pedestrians usually get major injuries in pedestrian accidents. Sometimes, they can even cause death. When it comes to liability, it can fall on the pedestrian or driver based on various factors of the accident. Proving liability can become vague or obvious. The process generally involves finding out who acted carelessly, causing the accident. Any Los Angeles personal injury or accident lawyer will tell you that you need to show the following to prove negligence and liability:
- legal responsibility or “duty of care”
- violated or breached the duty of care
- the violation caused the accident
- the violation resulted in injuries or damages
In some cases, the driver might’ve sped down the road, hitting the pedestrian. This can put fault on the driver. Meanwhile, pedestrians can get hit by a car because they acted against traffic signals, such as jaywalking. In these instances, the pedestrian can become at fault. Other factors, such as lack of road markings and ample lighting, can also lead to pedestrian accidents. In these cases, a pedestrian accident lawyer can help look at all angles to determine liability. Learn more about pedestrian accident lawyers in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Oakland
In this case, the family members of the fatal victim in this Highway 580 multi-vehicle crash can have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. These results can point out any acts of negligence by a person or business which might have contributed to the accident.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
- Wrongful Death
- Pedestrian Accident
- Hit and Run Accident
- Car Accident
- Truck Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
It’s important to get your rightful compensation to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can also help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby & Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, pedestrian accident, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Oakland, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can also help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements in Los Angeles and more. If you’d like professional advice about your case, call us today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we sympathize with the victim and his family.
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