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‘Hit & Run’ near IKEA leaves Pedestrian in Critical Condition

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Emeryville Police Officers responded to the 4400 Block of Shellmound Street near IKEA for a report of a vehicle colliding with a pedestrian at 1:17 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

The victim was treated on the scene for injuries by the Alameda County Fire Department and then transported to a local hospital.

According to EPD Sergeant Jaime Pardo, the vehicle struck the pedestrian while on the sidewalk near the Northern exit of IKEA closest to Bay Street.

The driver of the vehicle, a 34-year-old San Francisco resident, fled the scene on foot but was apprehended by EPD a few blocks away. He was positively identified by witnesses and arrested for felony DUI, fleeing the scene of a collision and gun possession.


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The vehicle involved in the hit & run was described as a white 2017 Toyota Tundra.


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It was the second reported pedestrian ‘hit & run’ this month with the other on Emery Street near Pak ‘N Save.

The victim was listed as in critical but stable condition at a local hospital with major injuries.

The suspect was booked at Santa Rita jail pending arraignment and bail proceedings.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Emeryville Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 510-596-3700.

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Rob Arias

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11 Comments

  1. I passed the guy in a white pickup truck minutes before the accident. He was stopped in the middle of traffic asleep at the wheel.

  2. For anyone interested the pedestrian passed away from complications of her very serious injuries on October 31, 2023.

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