A pedestrian was fatally struck in a hit-and-run collision on Interstate Highway 580 early today, according to the California Highway Patrol.
At about 2:40 a.m., the CHP was called to the scene on eastbound I-580 near the Cutting Boulevard off ramp. The pedestrian was found in critical condition and he died at the scene, the CHP said.
CHP says preliminary reports indicate the pedestrian, whose identity is not yet known, had been walking in the No. 3 lane of eastbound I-580 when he was struck by an unknown vehicle at about 2:30 a.m. While the pedestrian’s right leg was severely injured during the collision, he managed to walk to the shoulder of the highway, but then collapsed while attempting to walk down the embankment, according to the CHP.
A man who resides in a nearby campsite arrived by bicycle, heard the pedestrian moaning in pain and applied a makeshift tourniquet to the pedestrian’s leg and sought help. The man led Richmond police officers to the injured pedestrian. RPD assisted with traffic control until the arrival of CHP.
CHP says the vehicle that struck the pedestrian fled the scene and has yet to be be located following a search of the area.