March 3, 2021

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Pedestrian fatally struck in North Richmond

NORTH RICHMOND – California Highway Patrol officers were investigating a fatal vehicle-vs.-pedestrian collision, authorities said Tuesday.

Around 5:25 pm, officers responded to reports of the collision on southbound Richmond Parkway south of Pittsburg Avenue, according to a CHP social-media post.

When officers arrived, they found a 60-year-old pedestrian had been struck by an orange Toyota Tacoma.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and his identity was not immediately available.

Investigators’ preliminary assessment found the man crossed from the parkway’s center divide toward the sidewalk before walking in front of the Toyota.

Its driver tried to stop, but struck the man in the roadway’s No. 2 lane. The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators, and neither alcohol nor substances appeared to be collision factors, the CHP said.

In a statement, the CHP reminded pedestrians to exercise care given seasonal limited daylight and visibility and to wear bright clothing and use lights while cycling or walking: “This is a tragic event, and we want to remind everyone to be extra careful.”

Anyone with information may call the CHP’s Oakland bureau at 510-457-2875.

Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.


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