Major DUI Crash on 38th Avenue Injures At Least 10 People Including 6 Juveniles

OAKLAND, CA (September 13, 2021) – Six children sustained injuries Thursday night in an alleged DUI crash on 38th Avenue in Oakland.

The accident happened around 8:30 p.m., at the intersection of 38th Avenue and International Boulevard.

According to CHP, nine people were in a minivan traveling down 38th Avenue when a driver speeding down International Blvd in a Pontiac G6 ran a red light, crashing into the van.

The Pontiac G6 driver then collided with an occupied parked car before coming to a stop.

As a result of the impact, two children, ages 9 and 2, were ejected from the minivan. Responding medics transported them to the hospital, where they were listed in critical condition.

Meanwhile, eight others were injured in the crash. However, officials are withholding the victims’ names and current conditions at this time.

Officials added that the Pontiac driver attempted to flee the scene after the crash, but nearby resident were able to stop him. CHP eventually arrested the suspect on suspicion of DUI and hit-and-run.

The Oakland Police ask anyone with information to contact the Oakland Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit at (510) 777-8570.

Driving under the influence is one of the most dangerous things you can do as a driver. If you find yourself unable to safely drive, you can always contact a Lyft or Uber instead.

It is important to have strong legal representation on your side when injured in a head-on crash. Reach out to the car accident lawyers at Sweet James today. With 20 years of experience in the field, they know what it takes to help you win your case. Call them at (800) 975-3435 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat. Lastly, click here to request a police report.

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