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Pedestrian dies in collision with vehicle on Dublin Boulevard

Cause of crash remains under investigation

A local man was killed when he was struck by a pickup truck while trying to cross Dublin Boulevard on foot on Monday morning, according to city police.

The victim, a 66-year-old man from Dublin, died at the scene near the Hansen Drive intersection. His identity has not yet been released publicly, with family notification still pending, according to Dublin police Capt. Nate Schmidt.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation. Schmidt said the driver -- whose name also hasn't been revealed -- cooperated with police at the scene.

The fatal collision occurred at about 9:10 a.m. Monday when the 66-year-old man, who was crossing northbound across Dublin Boulevard near the Hansen Drive intersection, was hit by a Ford F-150 truck that was turning left onto eastbound Dublin Boulevard from Hansen Drive, according to Schmidt. Police are still investigating whether the pedestrian was inside the crosswalk or just outside of it.

Dublin police officers and Alameda County fire personnel arrived and attempted life-saving measures, but the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Schmidt.

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The driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the police investigation, Schmidt said. At this time, neither drugs nor alcohol appear to have been a factor in the collision.

Investigators are still working to determine what caused the crash. Anyone who may have witnessed it can contact Dublin Police Services at 925-833-6670.

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Pedestrian dies in collision with vehicle on Dublin Boulevard

Cause of crash remains under investigation

by / Danville San Ramon

Uploaded: Mon, Jun 7, 2021, 3:57 pm
Updated: Mon, Jun 7, 2021, 9:21 pm

A local man was killed when he was struck by a pickup truck while trying to cross Dublin Boulevard on foot on Monday morning, according to city police.

The victim, a 66-year-old man from Dublin, died at the scene near the Hansen Drive intersection. His identity has not yet been released publicly, with family notification still pending, according to Dublin police Capt. Nate Schmidt.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation. Schmidt said the driver -- whose name also hasn't been revealed -- cooperated with police at the scene.

The fatal collision occurred at about 9:10 a.m. Monday when the 66-year-old man, who was crossing northbound across Dublin Boulevard near the Hansen Drive intersection, was hit by a Ford F-150 truck that was turning left onto eastbound Dublin Boulevard from Hansen Drive, according to Schmidt. Police are still investigating whether the pedestrian was inside the crosswalk or just outside of it.

Dublin police officers and Alameda County fire personnel arrived and attempted life-saving measures, but the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Schmidt.

The driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the police investigation, Schmidt said. At this time, neither drugs nor alcohol appear to have been a factor in the collision.

Investigators are still working to determine what caused the crash. Anyone who may have witnessed it can contact Dublin Police Services at 925-833-6670.

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Sue P.
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Danville
on Jun 8, 2021 at 6:37 pm
Sue P., Danville
Registered user
on Jun 8, 2021 at 6:37 pm

Does it really matter if the victim was in the crosswalk or “just outside of it?” Even if someone is jaywalking they don’t deserve to be struck and killed. I’m not saying that’s what happened, merely commenting what was said in the article about the investigation.


Online Editor
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another community
on Jun 8, 2021 at 6:52 pm
Online Editor, another community
Registered user
on Jun 8, 2021 at 6:52 pm

Thanks for reaching out, Sue P. Whether a pedestrian is inside or outside of crosswalk is often among the key factors for determining who is at fault in a crash like this (including criminal and civil liability for the surviving party). It seems like who had the right-of-way, in terms of the traffic signals, is also at play in this case.
-Jeremy Walsh, editor


Jennifer
Registered user
Danville
on Jun 11, 2021 at 2:03 pm
Jennifer, Danville
Registered user
on Jun 11, 2021 at 2:03 pm

Well... if you're jaywalking you're crossing illegally and if you're within the crosswalk you're crossing legally. It matters to me. Jaywalkers irritate me to no end. If her point was erring on the side of sensitivity to the deceased that's understandable, but if she doesn't understand that it's part of the investigation and who has the right -of-way while driving/walking she's not thinking very clearly. You don't have to be a journalist to understand this.


Sue P.
Registered user
Danville
on Jun 11, 2021 at 6:49 pm
Sue P., Danville
Registered user
on Jun 11, 2021 at 6:49 pm

Jennifer - I know jaywalking is illegal. But is it legal to run over jaywalkers? You make it sound like they deserve it. I hope that’s not what you mean. We have very few crosswalks in our neighborhood (three in one mile) and when I’m walking my dog I often need to jaywalk to avoid unleashed dogs, large groups of people, etc. At the height of the pandemic I felt it was necessary to cross the street to get away from oncoming, unmasked pedestrians. So it’s a sensitive topic to me. Drivers should always give safe passage to pedestrians, regardless of the law, as I assume the driver in the story tried to do.


Jennifer
Registered user
Danville
on Jun 11, 2021 at 10:25 pm
Jennifer, Danville
Registered user
on Jun 11, 2021 at 10:25 pm

Sue P. -- I've never jaywalked in my life. If you're jaywalking you're putting yourself and your dog at risk, as well as innocent drivers. This story isn't about "you." If you're that sensitive to the media doing their job (correctly) don't read the news. They don't owe you an explanation just because you're overly sensitive and no -- of course I don't think anyone deserves to get hit and killed. I DO expect everyone to abide by the laws. If you can't make it to a corner to cross legally, take your dog to a dog park. Dog owners do it ALL the time. Do unmasked people outside really frighten you to the point of jaywalking? Jaywalking is laziness. Unbelievable.


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