A man was killed along Interstate 680 after being struck three times by vehicles traveling at highway speeds early Monday morning in Pleasanton.
Officers from the California Highway Patrol were called to the scene at around 3:30 a.m., where they found the lifeless body of a man lying in the center lane after having been hit by two Toyota Corolla sedans and a Ford pickup truck.
There is no word on what happened to the three vehicles who struck the man or whether or not they remained on the scene to check on the man, though no other injuries were reported in the accident, suggesting that they we nowhere to be found when officers arrived.
All lanes of the southbound 680 were closed down to allow for the county coroner to remove the body from the scene and police investigators to search for what may have led to the ordeal. At this time, the man’s identity has yet to be released, as authorities are still working to notify the man’s next of kin.
Responding Officer Steve Creel reported that there was no vehicle within range of the accident to connect to the victim, meaning that he may have made his way onto the highway solely on foot.
The highway between the Interstate 580 connector and Stoneridge Driver remained closed for almost two hours as police searched for clues that may help explain what the man had been doing before the accident. All lanes were reopened by 6:30 a.m., though the closure created a serious backup that remained throughout a majority of the morning commute.
Wandering on foot near a highway is dangerous. Cars are moving at a much higher rate of speed than on surface streets, which limits their ability to maneuver out of the way of an impending collision. If you find yourself in close proximity to these fast moving thoroughfares, take extra precaution and stay as far from active lanes as possible.
For those who are unfortunate enough to be hit in an accident like this, damages can be both expensive and long lasting, often requiring years and thousands of dollars to mend. Fortunately, compensation may be available for victims, depending on the circumstances that lead to the accident, which a highly trained Los Angeles car accident lawyer can help you recover.
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