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Pedestrian Seriously Injured In Walnut Creek Crash

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Walnut Creek police are investigating a Monday morning car versus pedestrian accident that left a 70-year-old Richmond man seriously injured and traffic in the center of town impacted for hours.

First responders were summoned to N. California Boulevard at Ygnacio Valley Road around 10:45 a.m. Monday in answer to several calls of a pedestrian hit and down in the area. Police and firefighters responded to the scene and found an “elderly” man who had been struck by a Chevy Camaro operated by a man in his 30s. The Camaro’s operator stopped and was cooperating with police, according to police Lt. Lanny Edwards.

The injured man was taken to John Muir Medical Center for treatment of “serious” injuries, according to fire officials and was listed in “stable” condition Tuesday. His name was not immediately given.

Investigators said indications are the man may have been jaywalking when he was struck.

The northbound lanes of N. California Boulevard were closed for several hours while police investigated the crash, eventually reopening around 4 p.m.

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