A person was struck by a vehicle in front of TJ Maxx on Clayton Road in Concord, which is located near Bailey Road.
The victim has a pulse, according to police, but is unresponsive at this point.
Use caution if you’re in the area.
We’ll update you when we get more information on the incident.
UPDATE, 7:15pm: The man who was hit was a local transient.
Our friendly photographer “Flash” was on scene, and tells us what he saw….
Just came upon the accident scene. It was on eastbound Clayton Road just before Bailey Road. Paramedics were putting the victim in the ambulance when I arrived. Witnesses at the scene told me the man appeared to be one of the local homeless citizens in the area. He might have been headed back to the homeless camp I sent you a picture of. The camp is located in the empty lot next to Taco Bell. It appeared as though the victim was jay-walking, since he was a few hundred feet away from the nearest crosswalk. He was alive when they took him away, but it didn’t look too good.
Thanks, “Flash”. We have confirmed that the man who was hit was a well known transient, and as you can tell from the pictures shown above, he was not in the crosswalk when he was struck.
He was transported to John Muir in Walnut Creek.
UPDATE, 7:39: Eastbound Clayton Road has been shut down just past McDonald’s to just before Taco Bell.
The vehicle that struck the man pulled into the TJ Maxx shopping center. Police are telling Claycord.com that the vehicle’s windshield is busted.