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Police: Driver that hit pedestrian not under the influence

By From page A3 | January 14, 2013

FAIRFIELD — The driver of a vehicle that struck and injured a pedestrian Saturday evening was not speeding or under the influence, according to Fairfield police.

About 5:54 p.m., an unidentified male pedestrian in his 50s was struck by a vehicle in the 1800 block of North Texas Street, according to police in a press release.

Officers from the Fairfield Police Traffic Unit responded to the scene and interviewed  the driver and several witnesses. Witnesses told police the pedestrian walked into the street, outside of the crosswalk and was struck by a Ford Ranger pickup truck traveling northbound.

The pedestrian sustained major head injuries and was transported to NorthBay Medical Center, authorities said Saturday. An air ambulance was called as a precaution.

The victim’s condition was unknown Sunday afternoon, according to police officials.

Anyone with information regarding the collision can call the Traffic Unit at 428-7300, the 24-hour Tip Line at 428-7345 or Crime Stoppers at 644-7867.

Reach Heather Ah San at 427-6977 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HeatherMalia

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San covers Rio Vista, features and general news for the Daily Republic. She received her bachelors of art degree from the University of Oregon.

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