A recent tragic collision at the intersection of Fruitvale and Brookdale
Avenues in Oakland is raising questions about the need for safety improvements.
In this instance, a driver ran into three children crossing the street
in the crosswalk. All three were taken to the hospital for treatment of
serious personal injuries, and now have been released. Thankfully none
were killed, but those familiar with the intersection believe that it
is just a matter of time, as the crosswalk is not sufficiently visible
and over an the course of the last several years, numerous incidents have
The owner of a nearby restaurant states that this is the third pedestrian
accident in three years, and that countless car accidents have occurred
at that intersection, as well as many pets being killed while in the roadway.
He is calling for changes to be made such as the installation of blinking
lights in order to call attention to the area.
When pedestrian accidents occur, it is important to examine all of the
contributing factors. In some situations, where the design of a roadway
is a contributing cause of the accident, the municipality or entity responsible
for the roadway may be held responsible for roadway negligence. The accident
remains under investigation.
For more information, or if you or a loved one sustained injuries in any
type of personal injury accident, please contact the experienced
San Francisco injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.