Late-Night Hit-and-Run Shuts Down Oak Street

A pedestrian was the victim of a collision at Oak and Baker streets Wednesday night.

Lyon and Oak streets, Oct. 4, 2018 (Nuala Sawyer)

A collision between a driver and a pedestrian shut down Oak Street for several hours Wednesday night. 

According to police at the scene, the collision occurred at Baker and Oak streets, as a 60-year-old man crossed the street in a crosswalk. The driver, believed to be a woman, fled the scene eastbound on Oak. 

“There was a traffic collision,” said Sergeant Fisher, who couldn’t confirm where or not a fatality had taken place. “We’re still in the preliminary stages of figuring it out.”

The incident took place shortly after 9 p.m. By 12:30 a.m. on Friday the block of Oak Street between Lyon and Baker was still shut down by police.

In an odd twist, a coyote sprinted down Lyon Street and across Oak Street shortly after midnight, unfazed by the lights and presence of police cars.

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