In Oakland, investigators are searching for the ten-month-old baby boy that is missing from a vehicle that was involved in a serious accident on Hegenberger Expressway on Saturday, November 1, 2008. News stories report that the 19-year-old driver of the Chevy truck carrying the infant was killed after his truck rolled over and flipped into a canal, landing on its top in approximately 3 feet of running water. There were three adults and two children in the vehicle when it crashed. The investigation reveals that a Ford limousine was traveling in the same direction on Hegenberger Expressway when it hit the Chevy truck causing it to crash. The Oakland Fire Department and Alameda County Sheriff’s Department are conducting a search and recovery mission. Vehicular manslaughter charges may be forthcoming in this case. No one is in custody at this time.
Mortality from car accidents increases significantly when passengers are not restrained in the vehicles.