Details of the Fatal Pedestrian Accident
The accident occurred at the intersection of Powell Street and Christie Avenue at around 9:24 a.m. local time. The pedestrian crossed Powell Street in a crosswalk as a semi-truck driver took a right turn onto Powell.
The Berkeley Patch reports that the pedestrian was struck by the front of the truck, knocked down, and pulled underneath. The woman received treatment at Highland Hospital in Oakland but died from injuries sustained in the crash.
The truck driver is cooperating with the investigation, according to the Berkeley Patch.
Trucking Accident Statistics
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
- In 2014, 3,903 people died in crashes involving large trucks.
- Occupants of other vehicles made up 73 percent of these fatalities.
- An estimated 111,000 people sustained injuries in crashes involving large trucks in 2014, an increase of 17 percent from 2013.
- Over 16 percent of all large-truck drivers involved in fatal crashes had at least one prior speeding conviction.