OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA (April 11, 2017) – A male pedestrian and his dog were involved in a hit-and-run collision on the 2900 block of Fruitvale Avenue in the Fruitvale District Tuesday night, according to police officials. (map)
The accident occurred at approximately 8:15 p.m. The 58-year-old male pedestrian and his dog were walking in the crosswalk when they were struck by a Nissan Versa driven by a female motorist, according to police.
The pedestrian sustained major injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The dog was pronounced dead at the scene. The motorist stopped to help the pedestrian then immediately fled the scene. The motorist later returned to scene and cooperated with police officials. An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the collision.
“A pedestrian injured at the hands of a hit-and-run driver is subject to a bodily injury claim against the negligent parties insurance, assuming they have insurance once the driver is caught. If the negligent party does not carry auto insurance, injured parties will still have a claim if the motorist carries uninsured motorist coverage on their vehicle also known as UM,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm.”
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