Injury Law Blog

Several fatal accidents plague northern California’s roads

Last week was a deadly one on northern California’s roads. According to reports, the California Highway Patrol had six unrelated fatal car accident investigations going as of Saturday afternoon in the Bay Area, the San Francisco Gate reported.

The rash of fatalities began on Thursday evening when a 23-year-old San Lorenzo man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Hayward. The accident, which involved one other vehicle, occurred at D and Atherton streets around 6:20 p.m., officials reported.

Around 1:42 a.m. Friday, a 51-year-old man reportedly rear-ended another vehicle in Antioch and later died at a hospital after complaining of chest pains. The two people in the other vehicle were not seriously injured, police said.

On Friday around 11:20 a.m., a 75-year-old pedestrian was reportedly killed after being struck by a rental truck in San Leandro. The rental truck driver, who was making a turn at the time, is said to be cooperating with police.

At about 7:50 p.m. Friday, a 29-year-old woman in Fairfield was walking on the street near the curb when she was struck and killed by a car. The driver remained at the scene after the accident, police said.

Just before 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, there was another fatal accident on southbound Interstate 280 near the Interstate 680 connector, it was reported.

Around the same time in Oakland, a 73-year-old Antioch man was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 24 west of Highway 13.

Finally, a serious pedestrian accident occurred around 2:30 a.m. Saturday in San Francisco. San Francisco police said that pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries. Apparently, the driver had fled the scene but then stopped and contacted police.

As you can see, it was a tragic few days on Bay Area roads, potentially influenced by the rainy weather the area has been having.

As always, it’s important to use extreme caution when driving in rain and fog, which can make roads slippery and pedestrians difficult to see.