OAKLAND (CBS SF) — One of two pedestrians killed by a speeding car in Oakland on Friday night has been identified as 39-year-old transient Burudisha Pittman, an Alameda County coroner’s deputy said Sunday.
The collision happened shortly after 8 p.m. Friday, when officers responded to a report of a collision between a car and pedestrian at 27th Street and Northgate Avenue just east of Interstate Highway 980, police said.
Arriving officers found a Ford Crown Victoria that had hit two pedestrians, police said.
One of the pedestrians, only identified as a female, was pronounced dead at the scene and Pittman was transported a hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries, according to police.
A preliminary investigation indicated that the driver, a 24-year-old Oakland man, was speeding while exiting the freeway and continued traveling south on Northgate Avenue where he drove onto a sidewalk, striking the pedestrians, police said.
The driver, who was not injured in the collision, stayed at the scene and was cooperative with investigators, according to police.
Investigators determined alcohol was not a factor in the incident, police said.
The identity of the male pedestrian has not been released pending notification of his next of kin, police said.
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