ATASCADERO — Earlier today, the Atascadero Police Department and Atascadero Emergency Services responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision that occurred just south of the Vons store on El Camino Real. The incident took place before 2 p.m. and resulted in the fatality of the pedestrian involved.

A male pedestrian, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, attempted to cross El Camino Real from the west side towards Vons when he was struck by a passing vehicle. Emergency responders arrived promptly at the scene, providing immediate treatment to the injured pedestrian. However, despite their efforts, the pedestrian’s injuries proved to be life-threatening, and he tragically succumbed to them while en route to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center.

To facilitate the investigation and gather evidence related to the collision, the Atascadero Police Department implemented a hard closure of the southbound lanes of El Camino Real at the Highway 41 off-ramp/101 on-ramp.