The Oakland Tribune reports that Oakland has the fewest DUI car crashes among California's biggest cities. The study reviewed 13 of the state's biggest cities, including San Francisco and Sacramento.
The number of Oakland pedestrian accidents and hit-and-run injuries placed them at #3. Oakland ranked #5 for bike accidents.
If you have been injured in a DUI accident, or any other injury throughout the Bay Area, an experienced California personal injury lawyer can help.
The study reports that the 131 people were injured or killed in Oakland accidents where alcohol was involved. Although this number is still too high, it is a significant improvement. The city's partnership with a number of nationwide and statewide sobriety programs is credited with the improvement.
The Oakland Police Department has just received a traffic safety grant to look at ways to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety.
Many factors are at play in any type of accident. Roadway conditions, driver distraction, and simple awareness of the rules of the road all impact the number, type and severity of roadway collisions and accidents. A knowledgeable California personal injury attorney can investigate the facts surrounding any accident and evaluate your options.
If you or a loved one has been injured in any accident, contact the Law Office of Frederick J. Sette, dedicated to helping those injured by the negligence of others.