Sad news for Milpitas yesterday:

At around 8 in the morning, on February 21, at California Circle’s 1600 Block (where that street meets Dixon Landing Road), an 84-year-old Milpitas resident was crossing a crosswalk when a vehicle drove in and struck him.

Milpitas Police and Fire Department personnel were fast to the scene. Paramedics drove the fallen pedestrian to nearby hospital, where he passed away.

The vehicle was a white 2015 Ford F150 pickup truck. Behind the wheel was a 56-year-old man from Moreno Valley. According to police, the accident does not appear to have involved drugs or alcohol.

The driver’s been cooperating with the police. Meanwhile, the police are seeking witnesses.

Those with tips can give the MPD a call: (408) 586-2400. If you prefer anonymity, phone the Crime Tip Hotline: (408) 586-2500. The MPD’s website is available for leaving tips, too: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/crimetip

 

Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer and filmmaker. He is the author of six critically acclaimed fiction books, among them the novella "It's Only Temporary" (2005), which appeared on Nightmare Magazine's list of the Top 100 Horror Books, and numerous short stories published in anthologies alongside work by H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, and many others. His nonfiction articles have been published on The Daily Dot, Ravishly, and The Good Men Project. His first feature film, "Rule of 3" (2010), won awards at the Fantasia International Film Festival and Shriekfest, and had its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest. His second feature film, "Living Things" (2014), was endorsed by PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals) and distributed by Cinema Libre Studio. In 2015, he won the 19th Annual Fade In Award for Thriller Screenplays. He was a founding partner of Ghostwriters Central, a writing and editing firm which received positive notices from The Wall Street Journal, Consumers Digest, and the TV program "Intelligence For Your Life." Eric has edited works published on The Huffington Post and Forbes, as well as two Bram Stoker Award-nominated novels.

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Comments (1)

  1. This accident was most likely caused by carelessness on the driver’s part. I see it all the time. People coming out of streets where they have the stop signs go ahead and pull out in front of me who has the right of way is one example.

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