A Piedmont man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter with a special enhancement for fleeing the scene after a May hit-and-run collision that injured his wife and killed an Oakland man.
In probable-cause documents filed Wednesday, an Oakland police officer said Timothy Hamano, 64, had been driving his Lexus GS north on Park Boulevard in Oakland on May 9 when he failed to navigate a turn and hit a pedestrian who was standing on the sidewalk, leaving him with “grave” injuries.
According to the report, Hamano fled the scene on foot, leaving his injured wife and failing to check on the condition of the pedestrian.
The pedestrian, later identified as 41-year-old Gregory Turnage Jr., was taken to a hospital where he died of his injuries.
Hamano’s wife, who later joined other witnesses to identify him, said in a statement that he had been drinking alcoholic beverages throughout the day before the collision, at 5:14 p.m.
Hamano turned himself in a day later, after officers obtained a warrant for his arrest and checked his home. His blood-alcohol level was not noted in follow-up investigations.
In a charging complaint also filed Wednesday, the Alameda County district attorney’s office says a sentence for those charges would be served in state prison.
Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.