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Pedestrian injured by vehicle near Tice Creek and Stanley Dollar

Accident occurred shortly before 9:30 a.m. Wednesday

By Sam Richards

Staff writer

(Wednesday, Feb. 22): A female pedestrian was injured Wednesday morning near the intersection of Tice Creek and Stanley Dollar drives, Walnut Creek police said, in an area that has been in the spotlight recently for a series of accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians.

The pedestrian, believed to be in her late 70s, was trying to cross the street at the intersection shortly before 9:30 a.m. when she was hit by a Honda sedan driven by another woman in her late 70s, police Lt. Drew Olson said. Olson couldn’t say which way the Honda was headed, or which street the pedestrian was trying to cross, though afterward the Honda sat facing east on Stanley Dollar.

Both the pedestrian and the driver are Rossmoor residents, Olson said.

The victim was taken from the scene by ambulance, though Olson could not say with certainty that the ambulance was headed to John Muir Medical Center. The woman’s condition was not available Wednesday afternoon. The driver was cooperating with police, and alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the accident, Olson said.

This same intersection was one of two – the other being Tice Creek and Ptarmigan drives a short ways south – where people rallied on June 7, 2022 to promote traffic safety. By that date, there had been three recent car-vs.-pedestrian accidents along Tice Creek Drive that left one man, Curtis Gunn, dead and two women injured.