Woman Killed, 1 Injured in Truck Accident on Doolittle Drive in San Leandro, CA
San Leandro, CA -- May 31, 2022, a woman was killed and one person was hurt due to an accident where a semi and a car crashed on Doolittle.
Initial reports said that the crash took place at around 4:10 p.m. off the corner of Doolittle Drive and Eden Road.
The cause of the crash remains unclear at this time. Reports said only that a car and a big rig crashed along the roadway, causing the woman driving the car to succumb to fatal injuries. A passenger went to a hospital in unspecified condition.
Right now, additional details are unconfirmed, but police say they're looking into speed as a possible factor.
Commentary on Big Rig Accident on Doolittle Drive in San Leandro
If I could be just a little blunt, the authorities mentioning speed as a possible factor does not exactly fill me with confidence that they're taking this crash seriously enough. I can't begin to count how many times I looked into reports where police said speed was a factor, and it turned out they were just guessing. Speed is often a factor in crashes, but it's rarely the only factor, and it doesn't excuse overlooking other possibilities, however unlikely they may be.
Were there mechanical issues? A tire blowout? Mechanical defects? Other reckless drivers that left the scene? Cell phone usage? Insufficient training or reckless business practices? Poor visibility or problems with signage and lighting? These are things authorities can often overlook. For victims and families in need of help, that can only serve to make an already devastating situation that much worse. That's why taking steps to ensure there are thorough independent investigations is crucial following any deadly truck wreck. I doubt this crash is going to prove to be the exception.