UPDATE: Pedestrian Hit at I-680 and Sycamore Valley Road Out of Hospital

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The woman who was struck by a car while crossing a Danville street Tuesday morning has been released from the hospital, the Contra Costa Times has reported.

Police were notified at 10:33 a.m. that the pedestrian had been hit in a crosswalk by a small SUV near Interstate Highway 680 and Sycamore Valley Road, Sgt. Nate McCormack said.

McCormack said it was a minor collision and the woman suffered minor injuries. The pedestrian was taken to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Walnut Creek.

McCormack added that the collision was under investigation but that the driver of the SUV was cooperative with police. The driver was not arrested.

Danville Police is looking for anyone who might have witnessed the incident to contact Danville police.

Danville Patch will update this story when further details are available.

— Bay City News Service and Danville Patch staff reports

Joey Cerletti May 15, 2012 at 10:19 PM
i used to live RIGHT there, across from Denny's. people have no respect at the crosswalk in the early morning, i'm telling you
Joe May 15, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Everytime I am at the corner of Sycamore and Brookside somone traveling towards the freeway, West on Sycamore, runs the red light. This is following the tragic deaths that occured at the same corner. I think maybe the city should entertain the idea of cameras on those high profie corners. It would be a win-win. Save lives and increase city revenue for violators.
Lynda Manstrom May 15, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Sad but not at all surprising. I often walk to work and every time, without exception, I am nearly run over in this particular intersection (at least twice by the same small SUV, and I can't help but wonder if it's the same small SUV that finally hit this pedestrian!). Drivers often ignore their responsibility to stop before turning right at a red light. It's the same at the intersection of Sycamore Valley Road at San Ramon Valley Blvd, where the crosswalk is set so far beyond the corner, drivers are fairly committed to the turn before encountering the crosswalk.
Dee May 16, 2012 at 02:58 AM
It is a strange area for Danville. It is more like a city because the cross walk light turns to "Walk" at the same time the turn lane to turn right is green. It is farther out, busy because of the Iron Horse Trail. I have also seen bicyclists jet out in the cross walk without touching the pedestrian light so they are crossing on red. I have seen so many near misses it is very scary to me. The sign posted to watch for pedestrians also seems to be misplaced. I never like turning right there after returning from Costco.
P. Sutton May 16, 2012 at 03:10 PM
EVERYWHERE is dangerous when people think they need to read and write on their cell phones rather than just drive.


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