Man pushing cart hit by car

March 16, 2009 12:11:11 PM PDT
A man pushing a shopping cart was killed early Monday morning when he was struck by a BMW on Sonoma Boulevard near Yolano Drive, Vallejo police said.

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Police Lt Abel Tenorio said investigators know the identity of the 49-year-old man but are withholding his name because his family has not yet been notified of his death. The man was believed to be homeless, Tenorio said.

The female driver of the BMW was driving south on Sonoma Boulevard around 1:15 a.m. when she struck the pedestrian in the No. 1 lane, police said. She pulled over after the collision and called 911, Tenorio said.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

It appears the driver was not at fault, Tenorio said.

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