Pedestrian struck, sustains minor injury in downtown incident Thursday

A pedestrian walked away from the scene after being struck by a car at the intersection of San Antonio Road and Whitney Street late this morning, according to Los Altos Police Department Sgt. Liz Checke.

Checke said the victim, a 53-year-old Los Altos man, was crossing San Antonio at approximately 11:37 a.m. – after activating the flashing pedestrian warning lights – when he was struck by the 77-year-old driver from Los Altos Hills. Checke said the driver, who was attempting to turn left onto Whitney Street, did not see the pedestrian and hit him “at a low speed.”

The driver immediately pulled over to the right side of the road on San Antonio, according to Checke, and fully cooperated with authorities.

Emergency vehicles soon arrived on scene to provide aid; the victim suffered only a minor injury to his right leg and was not transported to a hospital, Checke said.

She added that the account of a witness driving in the opposite direction on San Antonio led officers to cite the driver; he was not arrested. The driver has no extensive history of reckless driving, Checke said.

The Town Crier will follow up on the incident and update this story with any additional details.

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