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Pedestrian Hospitalized after Novato Collision with Vehicle

The 19-year-old accident victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

By Hannah Albarazi

Bay City News Service

 

A 19-year-old pedestrian was injured when he was struck by a vehicle in Novato Saturday evening, police said.

Officers received calls reporting a collision involving a pedestrian in the 7300 block of Redwood Boulevard.

Police responded to the scene and assisted the pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle while he was crossing Redwood Boulevard.

The driver of the vehicle was traveling northbound on Redwood Boulevard.

The pedestrian was transported to a hospital for injuries to his upper body that are not considered life-threatening.

The driver of the vehicle is cooperating with the investigation and police said that neither alcohol nor drugs appear to be a factor in the collision.

The collision is still under investigation and anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact the Novato Police Department at (415) 897-4361.

 

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Gram January 27, 2014 at 03:23 PM
Shrubs around crosswalk entry need to be removed or trimmed back! I think of it every time I drive through there. So lame ...no one cares. Not surprised this happened!
Gram January 27, 2014 at 03:35 PM
Sorry, seems this happened further up Redwood near Trader Joe's. Still trimming of schrubs needs to done in center median bus stop in front of Peets!!
Hopkin January 27, 2014 at 03:42 PM
Concerned Citizen, I agree that the visibility there is terrible. And after the workshop we will probably get another stop sign there! Another thing I have noticed there is that at least one bus driver comes zooming out of the central area onto Redwood without even slowing down, also almost causing accidents!
Hopkin January 27, 2014 at 03:46 PM
Gram, I had to look it up myself to be sure, but Peet's is listed as 7320 Redwood and Mcdonald's 7340.
CD January 28, 2014 at 09:55 PM
Problems with most crosswalks around Novato deals with poor lighten and obstruction of them. Like Concern Citizen mentioned the system Petaluma has seems to work fine. I have even seen the system being used in a residential area. How many more people are going to either be critically injured or perhaps being killed in crosswalks for the City to fix the problem. At issue is also the careless drivers who assume a stopped vehicle at crosswalk stopped for nothing but in fact there is some one crossing. I have seen it happen in many places around Novato. So, I figure the City have not learned from the death they already experienced. So, I guess its seems cheaper for the City to pay out in lawsuit for not taking action on prevention of crosswalk accidents. Wake up City of Novato

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