OAKLAND (CBS SF) – A homeless man cycling on an I-580 lane in Oakland was killed late Friday night when he was hit by two vehicles, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The Oakland CHP office posted on Facebook that the fatal accident occurred around 10:00 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-580 west of W. MacArthur Blvd.
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The officers responded to calls from a person lying on the highway and discovered an adult man on arrival who was fatally injured.
The preliminary CHP investigation revealed that the man was riding a bicycle on lane number 3 of I-580 when he was hit by an unknown vehicle.
The man was then hit by a second vehicle. Witnesses report that the man headed east and west in complete darkness while wearing dark clothing.
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Further information about the two vehicles involved or whether the drivers had stayed on site was not published.
It was not known whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision.
The identity of the deceased has not yet been clarified. All inquiries regarding his identity should be directed to the Alameda County Coroner’s office.
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For information about this collision, please call the California Highway Patrol Tip Line at 1-800-TELL-CHP or the Oakland Area at (510) 457-2875.