Man struck on Hwy 101 in SSF may have been thrown over guard rail

Bay City News
Sunday, July 26, 2015

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- A man was fatally struck by a vehicle on U.S. Highway 101 after getting out of his vehicle near South San Francisco Sunday morning.

The incident was first reported as a vehicle stopped in the northbound lanes of the highway around 5:20 a.m., south of the Sierra Point Parkway off-ramp. Shortly after that dispatchers began receiving reports of a body lying in the roadway in the southbound lanes, according to the CHP.

It was not clear as of this afternoon whether the driver climbed over the guard rail himself and was struck by a southbound vehicle or if he was struck by a northbound vehicle and thrown into the southbound lanes, according to the CHP.

The victim has been identified only as a resident of San Mateo County in his late 30s, according to the CHP. His name has not yet been released, and his city of residence is still in question.

A Sig-alert was issued for Highway 101 at 5:30 a.m., but the roadway had cleared by 7:55 a.m., according to the CHP.