OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A pedestrian died in a hit-and-run accident after being struck by a vehicle early Wednesday morning near the Oakland Coliseum, police said.
The man, whose name hasn’t been released by the Alameda County coroner’s bureau, was found in the 500 block of Hegenberger Road after someone flagged down officers at 12:25 a.m.READ MORE: Evacuation Warnings Issued for San Mateo County Areas Burned by CZU Lightning Complex Fire
Firefighters and paramedics were called and tried to save the man’s life, but he died where he was found, according to police.READ MORE: Police Investigation of Shattered Vehicle Windows Temporarily Shuts Highway 17 Saturday
Police said that the driver responsible had fled the scene by the time officers arrived and is currently being sought.
Police have not yet released a description of the suspect vehicle in the hit and run.MORE NEWS: Russian River Rubber Dam Deflated Due to Impending Storm
Officers are still investigating the collision. Anyone with more information about it is asked to call the Oakland Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit at (510) 777-8570.