Oakland, CA – Mother and Child Injured in Pedestrian Accident on Foothill Boulevard
Oakland, CA (August 10, 2018) – A vehicle was reported to have struck a mother and her child on the side of Foothill Boulevard Friday morning, according to local and dependable news sources. The accident which was reported to have occurred in the 4200 block of Foothill Boulevard took place at around 10:42 a.m. near Oakland Charter Academy Middle School.
News outlets reported that a Toyota pickup truck that was towing a trailer had veered onto a sidewalk and subsequently struck a woman and her 2-year-old son in a stroller. According to the reports, the pickup truck had lost control while traveling east for reasons that are currently unknown. The truck was reported to have jumped the curb, crashed into a light post, and the slammed into a metal fence outside of the middle school during the crash.
The toddler involved was rescued as he was caught underneath the truck after the crash. Both the small child and his mother were immediately transported to a local hospital to be treated for injuries that were classified as non-life-threatening. The driver of the truck also sustained unknown injuries during the accident, however, no names or current conditions of the victims have been released. Authorities are actively investigating the cause of this crash.
We extend our deepest sympathies to the victims of this accident as we hope that all involved are able to recover.
Oakland Pedestrian Accident
Investigators are presently examining all forensic evidence from the scene as well as the conditions of the driver prior to the crash in an effort to establish why the pickup truck had lost control. Authorities will look into possible factors such as mechanical failure, distracted driving, excessive speed, and intoxication. In the event that the driver is determined to be liable for the damages, the victims will likely be given strong grounds for a personal injury claim.
We at Brady Law Group are passionately devoted to holding negligent drivers responsible for the pain and devastation they cause. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident or other kind of collision because of a negligent driver, please call us at (866) 211-2562 for a free consultation with one of our skilled attorneys today.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.