Elderly Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run on International Boulevard

OAKLAND, CA (June 6, 2022) – 73-year-old Emelia Martinez was killed Tuesday night, in a pedestrian hit-and-run crash on 16th Avenue.

The incident happened around 5:33 p.m., along 16th Avenue at International Boulevard. Emergency crews responded to the scene shortly after.

As per reports, a mid-90s white Hummer SUV struck Martinez who was crossing the intersection in a marked crosswalk. Upon impact, the driver fled northbound on 16th Avenue without stopping and rendering aid to the victim.

Despite life-saving efforts, Martinez was later pronounced dead at the hospital. At this time, authorities said it is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a role in the fatal crash.

Oakland police ask anyone with information to reach them at 510-777-8570. Meanwhile, an active investigation is underway.

The team at Sweet James would like to take this opportunity to extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Emelia Martinez. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.

The death of a family member after a pedestrian accident is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that no amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one. However, it is important that the family understands and protects their rights. Their wrongful death attorneys understand that the legal issues impose challenges to those involved. They are here to help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the concerns and needs of your family. Call their office today to find out how they can help you at (800) 975-3435. Click here to request a police report.

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