A 62-year-old man who was likely drunk was killed early Monday morning in Redwood City when a driver struck him while he was crossing the street.
The California Highway Patrol issued a report following the fatal accident, showing that a 32-year-old driver from Rochester, NY struck the pedestrian just before 2 a.m. on Middlefield Road north of Dumbarton Avenue.
The pedestrian was "believed to be under the influence of alcohol" at the time, the CHP log states. The Redwood City Fire Department tweeted that the man was carrying a six-pack, and was struck outside the crosswalk. He was thrown so far, firefighters said, that he was "separated from his shoes" by 150 feet.
The driver of the Nissan stayed on scene and was being cooperative. He was not suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.