Worker Helping Stranded Motorist is Truck and Killed in Woodside
WOODSIDE, Calif. (June 24, 2020) – Castro Valley man in his 60s who works as a Bay Area Freeway Service Patrol driver was struck and killed Tuesday afternoon as he helped a stranded motorist on the I-280 Freeway in Woodside.
UPDATE: Freeway Service Patrol driver killed in Woodside is identified.
The collision took place about 3:40 p.m. on the right shoulder of southbound Interstate 280 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The patrol driver was standing outside of his vehicle when an oncoming red pickup truck crashed into the victim’s car which subsequently hit him.
Police stated that the crash took place between Edgewood Road and Farm Hill Boulevard.
The San Mateo County Coroner’s Office has not yet released the name of the victim who died.
The 25-year-old San Jose man driving the pickup truck stopped and cooperated with authorities on scene.
Police do not suspect drugs and or alcohol were factors.
The man who died was employed by the Bay Area Freeway Service Patrol. These drivers offer free services to stranded motorists such as tire changes, repairs or towing. The patrol is a joint program provided by the California Department of Transportation, the California Highway Patrol and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways.
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