Driver in fatal East Oakland hit-and-run accident arrested

Bay City News
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Pedestrian fatally struck in East Oakland

EAST OAKLAND, Calif. -- The driver in a hit-and-run accident that killed an 84-year-old woman in East Oakland on Friday morning was arrested, police said.

Officers responded at 8:08 a.m. Friday to a report of a woman on the ground at the intersection of 18th Avenue and East 15th Street with a possible medical emergency.

The woman appeared to have been struck and severely injured by a vehicle that had fled the scene, police said.

The victim was transported to a local hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries, according to police.

She was identified Saturday as Oakland resident Anh Thanh Ma Hoang, an Alameda County coroner's deputy said today.

Officers canvassed the area where Hoang was struck for any potential witnesses, police said.

The vehicle was found near the scene of the collision and towed, according to police.

The driver, a 30-year-old Oakland woman, was found around 9:40 p.m. and arrested, police said.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the collision, according to police.

Anyone with information about the incident has been asked to call the Oakland police traffic investigations unit at (510) 777-8570.