OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A Caltrans contractor suffered major injuries after being hit by a car in Oakland early Wednesday morning, with the driver fleeing the scene.
The California Highway Patrol said officers responded to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision at about 5:19 a.m. at the Bayview Ave. on-ramp to westbound Interstate Highway 580.READ MORE: Farms, Ranches In Southern Santa Clara County Grapple With Worsening Drought
A preliminary investigation determined a dark-colored sedan hit a Caltrans contractor who was preparing to shut down lanes as part of a construction crew, the CHP said.READ MORE: 5 Boats Burn, 4 Destroyed in the Delta Near Bethel Island
The contractor was severely injured and had to be life-flighted to a regional trauma center. No license plate or driver description was available.MORE NEWS: COVID: Service Industry Employers Lament Lack of People Willing to Fill Open Jobs
Anyone who saw the collision or has information about the suspect vehicle or driver was urged to contact CHP Oakland at (510) 457-2875.