A female pedestrian died Tuesday morning after being hit by a truck in the intersection of San Pablo Avenue and Buchanan Street, authorities said.
The released a statement about the accident at 4:47 p.m. They are looking for witnesses to the accident to collect more information about what happened. (Their contact information appears at the bottom of this story.)
Police said a man arrived at the front entrance to the Police Department at 7:05 a.m. saying he "had just struck a pedestrian" while driving at Buchanan and San Pablo.
Officers requested an ambulance from the Fire Department, then "ran outside to the collision scene, and attempted to render aid to the pedestrian, who was in the southbound lanes of San Pablo Avenue at the intersection."
The driver, a 49-year-old Albany man, stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, police said.
Lt. Jim Boito of the said the woman was unconscious when firefighers arrived. They performed CPR while in the roadway and continued to perform life-saving measures en route to Highland Hospital, the regional trauma center, but the woman never regained consciousness.
The woman, a 66-year-old El Cerrito resident was pronounced dead at Highland Hospital.
The Alameda County coroner's office , according to El Cerrito Patch. She was a resident of the El Cerrito Royale senior-living facility at 6510 Gladys Ave. in El Cerrito.
During the accident investigation, police said, traffic was re-routed on southbound San Pablo and eastbound Buchanan. Albany police are still conducting follow-up into the underlying cause of the collision.
Police said the involved truck was impounded and the driver was not arrested.
Albany Police are seeking statements from witnesses of the accident who were driving, walking, or biking near Buchanan and San Pablo, said Lt. Dan Adams of the Albany Police Department.
The Albany Police Department’s detective unit can be reached at 510-525-7300.
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