Palo Alto Police report that an elderly woman in her 70s was struck and killed by a pickup truck Friday night. Her name has not yet been released.
The driver, a woman in her 30s, immediately stopped her vehicle and is cooperating with police.
Officer Sean Downey, PAPD, offers a narrative of what happened, “The initial investigation revealed that a Palo Alto resident in her seventies had been crossing Embarcadero Road southbound on foot between Walnut Drive and Bret Harte Street. There is no crosswalk in that area. A 2001 Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck heading eastbound in the number one lane of Embarcadero Road struck the pedestrian. The driver of the vehicle, a San Jose resident in her thirties, immediately stopped at the scene and is fully cooperating with the investigation.
“Paramedics from the Palo Alto Fire Department transported the pedestrian to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced dead by medical personnel.”
The accident happened at 8 p.m. PAPD’s Specialized Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team (STAR) is investigating this crash. Drugs and alcohol are not suspected as a factor. The driver has not been arrested or cited.
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