When traveling on foot, the freeway is not a safe place to be, even if there is an emergency. Because traffic is traveling at high speed and vehicles are often in close proximity to each other, walking or running on a freeway can end up in tragedy.
This very situation appears to be what happened along the 15 Freeway in San Bernardino last week when a man was hit and killed. The San Bernardino Sun reports that a man was running in the westbound lanes of the 15 Freeway, just south of Glen Helen Parkway when he was struck by multiple vehicles.
According to a statement by Officer Ivan Sandoval with the California Highway Patrol (CHP), dispatchers received a call about the incident just before 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1st, when a total of three cars struck and killed the unidentified male.
In the statement, Officer Sandoval told reporters that the driver of the first car that hit the pedestrian fled the scene. The other two drivers that also hit the pedestrian stayed at the scene of the crash.
The CHP also said that they do not have a description of the vehicle that fled the scene or the speed at which the car was traveling.
The San Bernardino authorities are withholding the man’s identity pending notification of the members of his immediate family.
Anyone who has any further information about the incident is being asked to contact the San Bernardino office of the CHP at (909) 383-4247.