WALNUT CREEK – A 36-year-old Danville man who attempted to dash across I-680 in Walnut Creek after being involved in a traffic collision on October 18th has succumbed to his injuries, according to CHP.
The California Highway Patrol announced this week that the man, who they did not identify, died in the hospital after he and a 54-year-old woman from Grass Valley ran into oncoming traffic following a vehicle accident on I-680.
Authorities say the pair was originally involved in a minor vehicle collision in the southbound lanes of I-680 before the incident. A Honda driven by the man with the woman passenger rear ended a Toyota and both vehicles had moved to the center divider
But as an involved party was dialing 911, CHP says the pair reportedly jumped over the concrete barrier and ran into oncoming traffic in the northbound lanes.
Both were struck by a Hyundai sedan traveling in the #2 lane, causing the man and woman to be “catapulted” into the right-hand shoulder.
Emergency personnel treated both patients for major life-threatening injuries at the scene. They were transported to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.
The 54-year-old female remains hospitalized with major injuries. Authorities say she is “alert and conscious.”
CHP says they are investigating whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved in the incident.