Vehicle strikes pedestrian on El Camino Real

ATASCADERO — An oncoming vehicle struck a pedestrian who was using the crosswalk near the intersection of El Camino and El Bordo Avenue just after 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The pedestrian refused transportation by ambulance and was transported to a local hospital via private vehicle for treatment of minor injuries.

Officers with the Atascadero Police Department responded and interviewed the driver, who remained at the scene after the accident. Drugs and alcohol are not suspected to have been involved in the incident. The crosswalk was fully operational and working at the time of the accident, according to witnesses at the scene.

Sgt. Caleb Davis, of the Atascadero Police Department, urges everyone to drive with caution and for pedestrians and motorist to remain aware of their surroundings, especially now that evenings are getting dark earlier.

Photo contributed by Doreen Jewell.

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