Driver Hits Pedestrian and His Dog in Fatal Rohnert Park Crash
ROHNERT PARK, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2024) — A man and his dog were both struck and killed in a pedestrian accident while crossing the Rohnert Park Expressway on Sunday morning.
The deadly crash occurred amid heavy fog at around 7 a.m. on Jan. 14th in an area with dim lighting, according to an ABC 7 News report.
Arriving officers determined the pedestrian in the second collision wasn’t injured, but his dog was killed in the hit-and-run crash.
Police and paramedics responded to the eastbound side of the Rohnert Park Expressway near the railroad crossing, the report said.
They located an unidentified adult male pedestrian suffering from cardiac arrest in the number one lane near his deceased dog in the roadway. Paramedics provided CPR to the victim, but unfortunately he died at the scene.
Meanwhile, the driver involved stopped and cooperated with police who are heading up the investigation into liability for the crash.
However, the fatal crash was just one of two collisions involving people walking dogs in the area that happened within one hour of one another. The second collision happened one hour later at 8:07 a.m. on the 4000 block of Dowdell Avenue. The pedestrian was unharmed, but their dog was killed and the driver in this case fled the scene in a blue lifted Toyota pickup truck, NBC News reports.
Finally, witnesses to either one of these collisions may contact police at (707) 584-2600.
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Sources: NBC, ABC
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