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Two People Injured In Oakland Red Cross Van Accident on Interstate 880

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Two People Injured In Oakland Car Accident With Red Cross Van Along Interstate 880

Two People Injured In Oakland Red Cross Van Accident on Interstate 880

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA (March 16, 2023) – At least two people were injured in an Oakland car accident with a Red Cross van along Interstate 880 just north of 66th Avenue.

Alameda County officials are saying that the collision took place around 10:46 p.m. Wednesday. A Red Cross van and a Nissan Xterra SUV collided in the roadway.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Two people were injured and taken to the hospital.

A fire department official also took action to preserve the boxes of blood being transported in the Red Cross van.

Liability For Oakland Car Accidents

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States. According to Forbes, “In 2020, a total of 35,766 fatal car accidents occurred on roadways across the United States. Another 1,593,390 crashes resulted in injuries and 3,621,681 caused property damage.” The vast majority of car accidents are preventable an involved some amount of human error. There are many steps that drivers should take in order to avoid collisions.

  • Drivers should be well rested before heading onto the road.
  • Drivers should abstain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances.
  • Drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.

A number of collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous turns. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 21801, the driver of any vehicle intending to turn left must yield the right of way to traffic traveling from the opposite direction close enough to pose a hazard. If the driver of a van was working at the time of a collision, their employer could be held at fault. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any car accident.

  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • The employment status of the driver of any van should be determined.
  • A thorough investigation into the collision should be conducted.

Many 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 car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A California Car Accident

We at TorkLaw extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this crash. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. Any person that may have witnessed the crash should speak with investigators. 

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Oakland car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here for you. We care deeply that accident victims get the support that they are entitled to. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 441-4991.

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