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Oakland Councilwoman Pledges to Improve Traffic Safety in Area of Fatal Hit-and-Run

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    Oakland Councilwoman Pledges to Improve Traffic Safety in Area of Fatal Hit-and-Run
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    A fatal hit-and-run on Foothill Boulevard in Oakland prompted Oakland City Councilwoman Nikki Fortunato Bas to pledge to improve traffic safety.

    An Oakland city councilwoman on Tuesday pledged to improve traffic safety along a corridor where a hit-and-run driver struck and killed a 45-year-old woman as she walked with her 4-year-old niece earlier in the day.

    Oakland resident Huong Thi Truong died in the collision reported at 11:19 a.m. at Foothill Boulevard and 22nd Avenue. Her niece was reported to be in stable condition as of Tuesday afternoon, Oakland police said.

    A vehicle stopped at the scene but police said it does not appear to be the vehicle involved in the collision, so the investigation of the death is as a hit-and-run. No information about the suspect or vehicle has been released.

    Oakland City Councilwoman Nikki Fortunato Bas, who represents District 2 where the collision occurred, wrote on Twitter late Tuesday night to mourn the death of Truong.

    "I am committed to improving traffic safety along this corridor with @Oakland @OakDOT and the community," Bas said.

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