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Oakland, CA – Two killed in Oakland car crash, including a teen

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OAKLAND, California (February 22, 2022) Two people were killed in a car crash in Oakland when a speeding driver drifted into oncoming traffic on Tuesday night.

Apparently speeding in a bus lane on International Boulevard, a 26-year-old killed a 17-year-old passenger and injured a 16-year-old Nissan driver who was heading the opposite way when he veered into their lane, the East Bay Times reported. The 26-year-old also perished after being involved in the collision near 78th Avenue. The coroner identified the 26-year-old as Leroy Rodrigues, while the 17-year-old was Alejandro Herrera Miranda. 

The Oakland police said two people were killed in the crash, but did not elaborate on the cause of the crash or the ages of the victims.  A 16-year-old driver fled and was subsequently detained after the accident. According to police, it was also a hit-and-run. His wrist was broken, and he was taken to the hospital.

Video from the Citizen App shows the aftermath of the scene, including crime scene tape and shattered car parts. 

The police don’t know whether alcohol or drugs were involved at this time.

Car Accident Lawyers in Oakland

Every day in California, there are numerous reports of car accidents. In spite of being one of the most populated states in the United States, California has a high number of car accidents. A staggering number of accidents occur here every year, leaving thousands injured or dying. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries you sustained in a car accident.

Several factors can result in car accidents, including poor weather, road works, or driver negligence. The primary cause of car accidents all over the United States is driver negligence. Unfortunately, most accidents caused by driver negligence could have been prevented.

Wrongful Death Lawyer In Oakland

One of the best personal injury law firms in California is Torem & Associates which helps injured clients recover compensation for damages by suing negligent parties. Our firm places a high priority on providing quality legal education and case management. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to deal with the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident.

Car accidents can cause both physical and psychological injuries. A free consultation is available to anyone who has been injured by the negligent or erratic behavior of another driver. You should contact our law firm right away if you are injured by a negligent or erratic driver. Our law firm’s team of experts provides immediate assistance in case of an emergency, so if you are injured you can rely on us. Please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-378-6736 if you have any questions.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Fresno.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Fresno and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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