Oakland, CA – Woman Struck & Killed by Vehicle on 2nd Ave
Oakland, CA (September 16, 2020) – A bicycle accident reported on Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of one woman in the Oakland area. At approximately 12:12 p.m., on September 15, the Oakland Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on 2nd Avenue.
Reports show that a 67-year-old woman was riding a bicycle on 2nd Avenue when she was struck by a vehicle at the intersection with East 12th Street.
The woman sustained critical injuries in the accident. Medical personnel rendered aid to the woman at the scene and rushed her to a local hospital for treatment. Authorities confirmed that the woman succumbed to her injuries after arriving at the hospital.
At this time, the crash remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in California
Every year, thousands of people lose their lives in collisions across the state of California. Roughly 4% of victims fatally injured are riding on bicycles at the time of their crash. These accidents are often preventable, yet we continue to witness the distressing outcomes families are forced to endure as a result of negligent and reckless drivers. These accidents often have an overwhelming impact on families who are forced to endure the mental, emotional, and financial challenges these accidents create. In many cases, victims lose their lives in accidents as a result of another person’s actions.
Although there is truly no amount of compensation that can ever replace the lives of those taken away from us so tragically, pursuing legal options after a tragic loss can help families obtain the financial resources they need to move forward and recover. In addition to helping grieving families cope with their tragic loss, wrongful death lawsuits set precedents to let others sharing the road know what types of actions will not be tolerated. Civil routes ensure families are able to move forward and reach their goals while taking proactive measures to ensure their friends, families, and neighbors are safer.
When people lose their lives in bicycle accidents, their families should reach out to a California wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Families may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward. Working with a knowledgeable and effective legal team after enduring a tragic loss can help to ensure your family is able to recover.
The Law Offices of William E. Weiss has decades of experience assisting families with protecting their legal rights after losing loved ones in fatal collisions. For nearly four decades, California bicycle accident attorney William E. Weiss has represented numerous families who have lost loved ones in motorcycle accidents caused by careless actions of other motorists to ensure they get the justice they deserve. Contact Attorney William E. Weiss directly by calling (415) 235-7060 to schedule a free case evaluation with an aggressive personal injury attorney in California to see what legal options are available for you.
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