Pedestrian Accident Fatality in Alameda
Officials in Alameda reported a fatality following a vehicle versus pedestrian accident on Tuesday, February 7, 2023. The incident occurred around 7:30 a.m. at Marcuse Street and Mecartney Road.
Details on the Pedestrian Accident Fatality in Alameda
The Alameda Police Department reported that an 84-year-old resident was allegedly crossing on foot in an unmarked intersection when an oncoming vehicle crashed into them. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Sadly, they succumbed to their injuries in the hospital, according to Alameda PD.
The motorist involved in the pedestrian accident stayed at the site and cooperated with investigators. The official cause of the fatal crash is under investigation by Alameda PD and further information on the incident has not yet been released.
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