A 16-year-old Walnut Creek boy was struck and killed by a passing car on northbound I-680 in San Ramon Friday after he apparently leapt from the car he was riding in and ended up on the highway.
Investigators are looking for a white Hyundai believed to have struck Devin Hrovat after he leapt from the rear seat of a Toyota Camry reportedly driven by an adult male also from Walnut Creek, landing on the freeway. The Hyundai did not stop, according to the CHP, and its driver is being sought.
Readers contacting this site said they were on the scene shortly after the accident occurred at around 10:30 p.m. on I-680 at Alcosta Blvd.
“John M.” said he carried the youth to the shoulder of the freeway after he was struck, adding that it appeared he had been riding in another car with his mother when, for some reason, he jumped from that car onto the freeway. It was not known where the boy’s mother was sitting in the vehicle.
“Holly,” who also said she was on the scene, was told the boy was “troubled” by his grief-stricken mother. Investigators said there appeared to have been some sort of argument or discussion in the car before the boy jumped out.
Witnesses said an off-duty nurse was also on the scene Friday, giving the boy CPR until emergency services could arrive.
“The mother insisted that CPR was needed and a nurse who joined the scene started performing CPR on him to no avail,” John wrote.
The two slow lanes of northbound I-680 were closed for two hours Friday while investigators went over the scene. It was not clear if the car the youth was in was moving or at rest when he jumped out.
A chaplain was summoned in an effort to console his mother.