Tahara Day Killed in East Oakland Semi Truck Crash on Foothill Boulevard 


Tahara Day Dies in East Oakland Collision on Foothill Boulevard 

Oakland, California – A deadly cash between a vehicle and a big rig occurred late Monday at Foothill Boulevard and 68th Avenue in East Oakland, authorities said.

A woman died and three other people were injured in the crash. The woman has been identified as Tahara Day, 31, of San Leandro.

At about 11:30 p.m. July 13, a Mercedes was heading west on Foothill Boulevard when it collided with a semi-truck that was southbound on 68th Avenue. 

The crash caused the truck to catch fire and it spread to a nearby building. Firefighters who responded to the incident managed to contain the fire.

Day was a passenger in the Mercedes and was pronounced deceased at the site of the crash. The driver was identified as a 33-year-old Hayward man. He was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

A 14-year-old girl was also a passenger in the Mercedes and was hospitalized in stable condition.

The operator of the semi-truck, a 37-year-old Visalia man, sustained severe burns and was taken to a hospital.

Authorities said alcohol and speed may have played a role in the crash.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

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While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

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