Family Mourns Loss of Hit-and-Run Victim Killed in Oakland
Oakland, CA – The family of Carlos Smith, a resident of Oakland, gathered on Friday to mourn and pay tribute to his life.
Carlos was tragically killed in a hit-and-run incident while riding his bicycle just a few blocks away from his home.
Heartbroken and seeking justice, his family is urging authorities to apprehend the responsible driver.
Carlos Smith, a 50-year-old man, was identified by his grieving family as the victim of this senseless act.
According to relatives, Carlos was on his way to a nearby store to purchase food for his beloved pets when the collision occurred.
The incident took place at the intersection of 90/8 Avenue and D Street, but details about the make and model of the vehicle involved remain unknown.
The shock and sadness within the family are immeasurable.
Carlos’s mother, Ariano, tearfully recounted the events leading up to his tragic end.
She explained that he had left on his bicycle Wednesday evening, planning to return home soon after.
However, he never made it back.
His absence has left a void in their lives, and the family is pleading for the responsible driver to be held accountable.
Carlos Smith’s loved ones describe him as a quiet yet strong individual who worked as a self-employed auto body repairman.
Since the age of 16, he had been supporting his mother and siblings, acting as a steadfast pillar of support.
His recent 50th birthday celebration in January was a milestone that brought joy to the family, making his untimely passing all the more devastating.
Janie, Carlos’s sister, shared that a witness reported seeing a white vehicle fleeing the scene after the collision.
The family hopes that surveillance footage from nearby businesses will provide crucial evidence to aid the ongoing investigation.
The loss of Carlos Smith has left his family grappling with grief and disbelief.
They cannot fathom the pain caused by such a tragic incident and appeal to the perpetrator’s conscience, hoping that they comprehend the profound impact their actions have had on their close-knit family.
As the investigation continues, the Oakland community stands in solidarity with the Smith family, demanding justice for Carlos and calling for increased road safety measures to prevent further tragedies like this one.