Martinez police said a 72-year-old man hit by a car while in his wheelchair has died. Investigators said the man’s family made the decision to take him off life support after he was seriously injured in an auto versus pedestrian accident at the intersection of Alhambra Ave. and Virginia Hills Drive Saturday.
Officers were dispatched to the scene at 4:12 p.m. and found the man, whose name has not yet been released, lying in the street. Officers received additional calls that the involved driver had left the scene.
Officers located the 76-year old suspect in the 500 block of Blue Ridge Dr. Officers arrested Irene Wong and transported her to the Martinez Police Department. Wong is cooperating with investigators and alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the collision.
Police are still investigating the accident. Anyone who witnessed the collision or who has further information regarding this incident is asked to call the Martinez Police Department at (925)372-3440. Please refer all questions and inquiries to Cpl. Mike Estanol.