A pedestrian was struck at the intersection of 45th and Hollis in Emeryville late this afternoon at about 3:34 p.m.
According to Councilmember John Bauters, who was a witness to the incident, the pedestrian was walking to a nearby bus stop when he was struck by a truck. Bauters noted that he personally called emergency personnel while administering care and that “[the victim’s] head was bleeding badly.”
Emeryville P.D. dispatch relayed the call and an officer was on the scene within minutes. Emergency medical services arrived shortly after and transported the adult male to a nearby hospital with a head injury.
The driver remained on scene and was reported to be cooperative with the investigation. Drugs or alcohol were determined to not be factors. The victim, identified by Bauters as “James,” is reported to be in stable condition.
The intersection is a 4-way stop with traditional crosswalks and known by neighbors to be one that vehicles often cruise through. Bauters noted that he had already contacted City of Emeryville staff requesting a meeting to accelerate planned pedestrian safety improvements at this intersection.
Anyone who witnessed the collision who did not speak to the officers on scene are encouraged to call the Emeryville Police Traffic Section at 510-596-3700.
Since this is breaking news, we will update this story as new information becomes available..