Just before 6 p.m. on Nov. 28, the Roseville Police Department closed both directions of Harding Boulevard in the wake of a pedestrian being struck by a car, leaving him with life-threatening injuries.
The incident happened in the 200 block of the boulevard in the southbound lane.
Roseville police spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther said it appeared Thomas Whittaker crossed the street "in dark, rainy conditions" and did not use a crosswalk. According to Gunther, the Auburn man stepped directly in the path of a 2007 Toyota Prius, which was not able to brake in time to avoid hitting him. The Whittaker was rushed by ambulance to a local hospital in critical condition.
"Harding Boulevard will remain closed for some time while members of Roseville Police’s Major Accident Investigation Team examine the scene," Gunther said.
The boulevard was closed in both directions between Lead Hill Blvd. and Estates Drive. It was reopened at 11 p.m..
Roseville police said the Whittaker's condition has been upgraded from critical to serious.
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The victim's name has not yet been released. This story will be updated as more information becomes known.