Elderly driver hits and kills pedestrian in SLO


An elderly driver struck and killed a 52-year-old man walking on Tank Farm Road in San Luis Obispo Tuesday night. 

At about 10:25 p.m., a 76-year-old man was driving in the 200 block of Tank Farm Road when his vehicle struck the pedestrian, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

Emergency personnel arrived at the scene and found the 52-year-old man lying in the roadway. First responders performed aid, but the victim died of his injuries.

Officers conducted a sobriety test on the driver and determined neither alcohol nor drugs factored into the collision.

Investigators are working on determining the cause of the crash. Police are asking anyone who witnessed the collision or has information about the incident to contact Officer Luca Bendetti at (805) 594-8060.

The police department is withholding the name of the victim until relatives have been notified.

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One Comment about “Elderly driver hits and kills pedestrian in SLO”

  1. rjakelian says:

    Was the guy walking against traffic so he could see cars coming? I will not bike or walk along Tank Farm road, its definitely scary. If there is any street that could use a dedicated bike path this is it…

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