Drunk man hit by car after walking into traffic

October 16, 2011 12:58:41 PM PDT
A vehicle struck an intoxicated man when he walked into lanes of traffic on Stony Brook Road in Santa Rosa late Saturday night, police said.

Santa Rosa police responded to the scene at 10:30 p.m. to find the victim on Stony Brook Road over state Highway 12. He was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries to his upper body, police said.

The preliminary investigation determined the victim was struck in the southbound lanes of Stony Brook as he was walking or standing in the traffic lanes.

One witness said the suspect vehicle struck the victim and fled southbound on Stony Brook. The witness also reported that the vehicle did not appear to avoid hitting the man, police said.

The Santa Rosa Police Department Traffic Bureau is investigating the hit-and-run and anyone with information about the collision is asked to call Officer Dan Hackett at (707) 543-3636.

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