Pedestrian hit by car, injured on Highway 101 near Geyserville
A man walking along Highway 101 near Geyserville early Wednesday ran into traffic and was hit after being contacted by a CHP officer, the CHP reported.
The 24-year-old man suffered life threatening injuries and was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, reported Officer Jon Sloat.
Officer Mike Phennicie had responded to a call about a pedestrian walking on the highway, near Canyon Road.
At about 5:45 a.m. Phennicie was talking to the man who was sitting alongside the highway. He suddenly stood and ran out into a lane, Sloat reported.
A passing delivery van hit him and he was thrown about 40 feet onto the highway shoulder.
The officer started first aid, then was relieved by Geyserville firefighters and an ambulance crew.
The pedestrian’s name wasn’t released as officers weren’t sure they had an accurate identification. It is possible he is a transient from another state, Sloat said.
The van driver was Brad Turchin, 37, of