61 Year Old Pedestrian Gwendolyn Carson Died in Oakland Hit and Run
Pedestrian Gwendolyn Carson of Pittsburg, 61 Years Old, Killed By Unidentified Hit And Run Driver On International Boulevard East Oakland
Authorities report that on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at around 2:15 AM, 61 year old Pittsburg native and pedestrian Gwendolyn Carson was hit on the 9900 block of International Boulevard in East Oakland, California.
The driver fled the scene before the authorities arrived. Officers discovered Ms. Carson's injured body on the roadway. Tragically, Ms. Carson lost her life at the accident scene.
Law enforcement continues to investigate. Anyone with information is urged to call the Oakland Police Department, Traffic Investigation Unit at 510-777-8570 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572. Together, they offer up to a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the fleeing driver.
My heart goes out to the family of Gwendolyn Carson of Pittsburg, who lost her life in this tragic accident. The wrongdoer in this case must be brought to justice.
WHAT SHOULD FAMILIES OF WRONGFUL DEATH VICTIMS DO AFTER A CRASH?
Reaching out right away to an experienced and hard-working attorney is the best thing to do, to fight for the rights of this 61 year old woman and her family.
I am Renée Yvonne Gardner, an attorney here to fight for your rights in auto accident cases that result in death, such as the accident that happened to Gwendolyn Carson on March 5, 2022.
PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS ON INTERNATIONAL BOULEVARD IN EAST OAKLAND
The 9900 block is near 99th Avenue in Oakland. 75% of Oakland's severe or fatal auto accidents occur at intersections. Between 2012 and 2016, severe or fatal injuries in Oakland have increased a whopping 76%. 1
Just 6% of Oakland's streets account for over 60% of all severe and fatal auto accidents. When it comes to pedestrians in Oakland, a mere 4% of the 48 miles of streets account for 69% of severe and fatal pedestrian accidents - - and International Blvd is one of the most dangerous for pedestrians. 1 Pedestrian accidents are particularly deadly due to the force sustained by the pedestrian's unprotected body.
Gwendolyn Carson's family has a right to pursue justice in her name, in a head on auto accident wrongful death claim, to seek all possible damages caused by this heartbreaking loss.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT WRONGFUL DEATH AUTO ACCIDENTS, I HOPE THESE RESOURCES WILL HELP
In serious auto accident and wrongful death cases, it's important to have a dedicated attorney on your side as soon as possible. Hire an attorney where you're a name and not just a file number in a sea of files where an non-attorney assistant may take charge of your case.
At Gardner Law, I handle California auto accidents, wrongful death accidents, pedestrian accidents, hit and run accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and more, in Oakland and beyond. I will fight for everything you deserve.
Please call me today at 408-214-5555 for a free consultation. Hablo español. Thank you.
1 City of Oakland. (2022). Safe Oakland Streets. High Injury Network, Pedestrian High Injury Network Retrieved March 11, 2022, from from https://www.oaklandca.gov/topics/safe-oakland-streets