A 56-year-old Oakland man was crossing the road at 24th Street and Broadway around 10:39 p.m. on February 22nd when he was struck by an unknown driver. The vehicle failed to stop and, to date, has not been located. The man was transported to Highland Hospital where he later died. Since the investigation is still ongoing, it is unknown at this time whether drugs or alcohol were involved.
This blog has previously discussed the hazards tired truck drivers present to Bay Area motorists. On many occasions, truckers operate while too tired because they are rushing to get a load delivered, sometimes for profit and, at other times, because they feel pressure from their employers to do so.
It's not often that you'll find yourself on the highway without being in close proximity to commercial trucks. For this reason, you must have a clear idea of the steps you can take to properly share the road with these colossal vehicles.
A previous post on this blog described a tragic case in which a young child died at a California preschool program. While this happened at a public institution, the incident may raise concerns in the minds of many parents who drop their children off at one of the Bay Area's many child care facilities.
The parents of a three-year-old girl who died in a tragic accident while at her preschool have now sued both the preschool and the church that operated the school. The incident happened in Newark, an Alameda County suburb in the East Bay Area.