Pedestrian-Auto Collision Near Commercial Street Fatally Injures Man in His 80s

PALO ALTO, CA (May 1, 2023) – Monday morning, a pedestrian accident on Charleston Road left an elderly adult with fatal injuries.

Emergency dispatch received calls from the incident around 10:24 a.m. at the intersection near Commercial Street in Palo Alto.

Upon arrival, responding officers at the scene located the unconscious victim lying on the roadway.

Based on the investigation, a man in his sixties driving a 2002 Ford F-150 stopped for a stop sign while traveling west on Commercial Street.

Reports said the Ford driver attempted to turn right onto Charleston Road when he struck a man in an unmarked crosswalk.

As a result, the pedestrian was pushed back, causing them to fall and hit their head on the pavement. The driver immediately contacts 911 for help.

Unfortunately, the authorities have not released the identity of the man, who is believed to be in his 80s, after he was transported to a local hospital and died due to his injuries Tuesday.

Currently, the Specialized Traffic Accident Reconstruction continues to investigate the Charleston Road pedestrian accident.

Those with further information can contact the Palo Alto Police dispatch at (650) 329-2413.

Sweet James sends out their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of the victim. May the loving memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.

It is important to have strong legal representation on your side when losing a loved one in a pedestrian crash. Reach out to the wrongful death lawyers at Sweet James today. With 20 years of experience in the field, they know what it takes to help you win your case. Their team understands that nothing can alleviate the emotional pain of a death of a loved one, but they can help you seek justice and compensation. Call them at 1-800-900-0000 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat.

For more accident news, click here.

Advertising disclosure: We may receive compensation for some of the links in our stories. Thank you for supporting LA Weekly and our advertisers.