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Pleasanton: Pedestrian killed in collision on Johnson Drive

Police: Victim was walking in roadway; driver immediately reported incident

A pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle while walking on Johnson Drive on Friday evening, according to Pleasanton police.

The identities of the pedestrian and driver have not yet been released publicly.

The situation unfolded around 7:40 p.m. Friday when a vehicle traveling southbound on Johnson Drive, approaching Owens Drive, collided with a pedestrian who was walking in the roadway, according to Sgt. Robert Shuffield.

The driver immediately called 9-1-1 to report the collision and remained at the scene, according to Shuffield.

The pedestrian -- identified only as male -- was treated by paramedics and then transported to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, where he died from his injuries, according to the sergeant.

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Shuffield said the Pleasanton Police Department's traffic unit continues to investigate the case. Officers have not yet determined whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision.

Portions of Johnson Drive were closed for about five hours during the onsite investigation, according to Shuffield.

Any potential witnesses or anyone with information related to the investigation can contact Pleasanton police at 925-931-5100.

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Pleasanton: Pedestrian killed in collision on Johnson Drive

Police: Victim was walking in roadway; driver immediately reported incident

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Sat, Feb 20, 2021, 3:47 pm
Updated: Sun, Feb 21, 2021, 12:12 pm

A pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle while walking on Johnson Drive on Friday evening, according to Pleasanton police.

The identities of the pedestrian and driver have not yet been released publicly.

The situation unfolded around 7:40 p.m. Friday when a vehicle traveling southbound on Johnson Drive, approaching Owens Drive, collided with a pedestrian who was walking in the roadway, according to Sgt. Robert Shuffield.

The driver immediately called 9-1-1 to report the collision and remained at the scene, according to Shuffield.

The pedestrian -- identified only as male -- was treated by paramedics and then transported to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, where he died from his injuries, according to the sergeant.

Shuffield said the Pleasanton Police Department's traffic unit continues to investigate the case. Officers have not yet determined whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision.

Portions of Johnson Drive were closed for about five hours during the onsite investigation, according to Shuffield.

Any potential witnesses or anyone with information related to the investigation can contact Pleasanton police at 925-931-5100.

Comments

James Michael
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Val Vista
on Feb 20, 2021 at 7:08 pm
James Michael, Val Vista
Registered user
on Feb 20, 2021 at 7:08 pm

This was a sad thing to be sure, but maybe somebody with knowledge can educate me as to why an accident victim was transported to Castro Valley when Stanford ValleyCare was just down the street? Does ValleyCare not have a trauma center, and if they don't then why?


Carl
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Stoneridge
on Feb 20, 2021 at 7:41 pm
Carl, Stoneridge
Registered user
on Feb 20, 2021 at 7:41 pm

Eden Hospital is the designated trauma hospital for southern Alameda County. Highland Hospital in Oakland is the other. These hospitals are better prepared to deal with severe trauma cases. If you take a severe trauma case to Valley Care they will transfer them to Eden.


James Michael
Registered user
Val Vista
on Feb 20, 2021 at 11:16 pm
James Michael, Val Vista
Registered user
on Feb 20, 2021 at 11:16 pm

Okay, Carl. He could have been stabilized at ValleyCare first and then transferred. Minutes might have saved his life. Maybe its time the valley had a trauma center of its own. I'm not a doctor, but don't minutes matter?


CWM
Registered user
Stoneridge
on Feb 21, 2021 at 11:10 am
CWM, Stoneridge
Registered user
on Feb 21, 2021 at 11:10 am

James, I'm not a doctor either, just stating what the protocols are for a severe trauma case of any kind. The county designated Highland and Eden Hospitals as adult trauma centers and Children's Hospital in Oakland as the Pediatric Trauma Center for all of Alameda County. The County provides funds to purchase the best equipment and to staff personnel to deal with many different types of cases. The survival rate is much higher at a trauma center than at a typical ER. Not sure of the injuries to this ped but they must have felt they were pretty severe so they transported to Eden. Not sure who you contact about getting Valley Care upgraded to a Trauma center but I think it is a very big hill to climb. Good luck.


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