Oakland, CA (August 20, 2020) – Officers from the California Highway Patrol announced that a deadly traffic accident took place on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 19th along the Interstate 80 Freeway in the city of Oakland.

At around 3:00 p.m., local law enforcement officers documented a multi-vehicle collision between as many as six vehicles. Officials at the scene of the accident named a few of the cars involved as a maroon Ford Ranger, a green Toyota sedan, and a black Ford Fusion.

The incident reportedly occurred in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 at the Gilman Street onramp.

On their arrival at the crash site, emergency medical personnel apparently located an unresponsive male victim inside the Toyota Corolla. They later verified reports stating that the unidentified male was killed as a result of the accident.

The post-crash medical conditions of the other victims involved in the incident have not been made known at this time.

IN the meantime, police officers mentioned that the driver of one of the vehicles involved was witnessed swerving in and out of various lanes along the interstate just before the accident occurred. 

Neither the identity of the potential suspect nor the make and model of the car they were driving has been disclosed.

Crash investigators from the California Highway Patrol are conducting a professional inquiry in order to establish cause and liability for this accident.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in Oakland

Oakland, CA - Multi-Vehicle Crash With Fatalities on I-80

Even though the overall rate of fatal and catastrophic car accidents in California has decreased at a fairly even pace over the past ten years, an estimated 300 of the state’s residents are killed each year in collisions where commercial trucks are involved. 

Losing somebody you love is always a heartbreaking and tragic event but when somebody you love losses their life in an accident that was avoidable and was brought on by the reckless or negligent actions of another person, the emotional trauma and devastation hit that much harder. While their life may be over in an instant, your pain and suffering will not be. 

If you and your family have lost someone you love in a fatal car accident, the California wrongful death attorneys at Richard Harris Law are here to help. We have the energy and the ability that you need by your side to obtain the full amount of monetary recovery allowed by California’s personal injury laws. 

With an exhaustive and in-depth understanding of the state’s judicial system, our accomplished personal injury attorneys appreciate the work that goes into building a successful California personal injury case. We have earned our respected reputations as one of the premier law offices in the state by working tirelessly and putting our clients first, 

If you have recently experienced the heartbreaking loss of a loved one due to the recklessness or negligence of another driver, then we absolutely suggest that you confer with a committed personal injury attorney by calling 702-444-4444 and booking an appointment for a free assessment of your California wrongful death claim and guidance on the next legal steps you should take based on your circumstances.

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