The California Highway Patrol is reporting the death of a homeless individual who was struck on I-580 just west of W. MacArthur Blvd. The collision occurred on Friday July 30th at approximately 10:00 p.m.
CHP units responded to reports of a vehicle-versus-bicyclist collision, with additional reports of a body in the roadway. Upon arrival, Officers located an adult male lying in the #3 lane who had suffered fatal injuries.
CHP’s preliminary investigation indicated the unsheltered man was riding his bicycle in the #3 lane of I-580 when he was struck by an unknown vehicle. The man was then subsequently struck by a second vehicle. Witnesses report the man was traveling westbound in eastbound lanes, in complete darkness, while wearing dark clothing.
As a result of the collision and subsequent investigation, I-580 eastbound remained closed until approximately 11:39 p.m..
It is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a factor in this collision. The identity of the deceased has not been confirmed by the coroner this time.
This is one of a series of unrelated traffic deaths in the city in the past couple weeks including a motorcycle death on the 40th/Shellmound bridge on July 14 and a vehicle collision on July 16.
If you have any information regarding this collision, please call the California Highway Patrol’s tip line at 1-800-TELL-CHP or the Oakland Area at (510) 457-2875.
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I’m assuming you mean a homeless person. I’ll rewrite the “woke” headline for you. Homeless person, high on drugs, riding a bicycle on I-580 has been killed by a car.