Vehicle strikes, injures pedestrian in San Luis Obispo

September 1, 2022


San Luis Obispo police are seeking the public’s help to gather information about a vehicle versus pedestrian collision on Wednesday.

At about 5 p.m., a caller reported a vehicle had struck a woman at the intersection of Santa Rosa and Mill streets. Officers determined a 26-year-old woman was walking eastbound in the Mill Street crosswalk when a car headed southbound on Santa Rosa Street hit her.

Emergency personnel transported the victim, who suffered moderate injuries, to a local hospital.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Officers do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

Investigators are asking anyone who witnessed or has information about the collision to call (805) 781-7312 and ask for Officer Locarnini.

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At a traffic light? The car should only be “traveling southbound” if it had a green light. So either the car ran the light, or the pedestrian was in the road at the wrong time. Stepping into a crosswalk does not automatically just give a person the right of way. Traffic does exist and there are rules. Also, how does a 26 year old manage to not avoid an oncoming car?

Yesterday, a dangerous driver driving a small car nearly ran over me and my shopping cart yesterday in a crosswalk at the Albertson’s, Paso Robles parking lot.

Apparently, pedestrians in crosswalks are invisible to entitlement-mentality elitists.

It also would be helpful if pedestrians would hang up their cell phones and pay attention to where they are walking.