At 7pm Tuesday night a man in a wheelchair was injured in a hit-and-run collision. The man who hit him was arrested after he was accused of hitting the man at the intersection of California Avenue and Myrtle Street. The disabled man was going down the street when the crash happened, and the driver who hit him immediately fled the scene. Several neighbors witnessed the crash and called 911. “I heard a loud crash and I ran out here and there was a white car parked over the island. I ran out here and saw a wheelchair just shattered and I saw him laying there. He was trying to get up and I told him don’t move,” said a witness.
According to news reports, the disabled man sustained moderate injuries in the crash. The perpetrator eventually returned to the scene of the hit-and-run and told police he ran because he was driving with a suspended license. As an Oakland car accident lawyer, I’m glad no one was hurt more seriously in this collision. If you or a loved one were hurt in an auto accident caused by negligent driving, discuss your case with a knowledgeable car accident attorney who can assess your claim and protect your rights.