Pedestrian Struck by Motorist Dies

Google Maps -- An adult male was fatally struck by a motorist Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the intersection of Marcuse Street and Mecartney Road.

Pedestrian Struck by Motorist Dies

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, at approximately 7:30 a.m., Alameda police officers were notified of a pedestrian struck by a motorist at the intersection of Marcuse Street and Mecartney Road.

When officers arrived, they located an adult male, 84, in the roadway. The man was transported by the Alameda Fire Department to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, according to police reports. The driver of the vehicle, an Alameda man, remained on the scene and cooperated with the Alameda Police Department’s (APD) investigation. The official cause of the collision has yet to be determined. The names of the victim and the driver were not released by APD.

The City of Alameda is a Vision Zero city and holds post-collision site visits for all major and fatal collisions. In the coming weeks, city personnel from APD, Public Works, and Transportation Planning will review the collision site and details from the investigation and discuss potential safety interventions.

This is the first fatality caused by a vehicle crash on a pedestrian this year. According to the 2022 Vision Zero Annual report, no pedestrians were killed as a result of vehicle crashes, but nine people, including bicyclist, were severely injured as a result of crashes with motorist on Alameda streets. Two pedestrians were killed by motorist collisions in 2021 including former Alameda County Board Supervisor Wilma Chan.