Ciana Leehang Injured In Oakland Hit-And-Run Collision By The Intersection of 54th Street and Adeline Street
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA (March 23, 2023) – A woman identified as Ciana Leehang was injured in an Oakland pedestrian accident by 54th Street and Adeline Street.
Oakland police officials are saying that the accident took place on Saturday. Ciana Leehang was crossing the street when she was hit by a pickup truck making a left turn.
The driver that hit the victim fled the scene and is currently being sought by police. Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.
Ciana Leehang was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment. A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Oakland Hit-And-Run Collisions
Far too many pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, “The current analysis found that both the rates of hit-and-run crashes and fatalities are increasing. There were an estimated 737,100 hit-and-run crashes in 2015 (NHTSA, 2016). This translates to a hit-and-run crash happening somewhere in the U.S. every 43 seconds.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a pedestrian collision.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
- Driver fatigue
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The company that a pickup truck driver worked for could also be held at fault for a collision. Generally speaking, companies are liable for the wrongful actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. Victims of pedestrian accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
It can be hard to know where to begin after any pedestrian accident. Victims of car accidents may not realize the full extent of their injuries for several weeks or months after a collision. Any person that is injured in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that come with serious injuries. It is important that all evidence is preserved after any collision.
Investigating An Oakland Pedestrian Collision
We at TorkLaw extend our best wishes to Ciana Leehang as she continues to recover. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. The driver responsible for this crash should do the right thing and turn themselves in. It is never too late to do the right thing.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Oakland hit-and-run collision? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here for you. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support after a collision we are here. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 441-4991.