Man Flown To Hospital After Reported Hit-and-Run

Officials say a man was taken to a hospital by helicopter after he was reportedly hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Holmes Street and Concannon Boulevard.

A 25-year-old man was flown to a hospital after he told officials he was hit by a vehicle while walking at the intersection of Holmes Street and Concannon Boulevard, Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Battalion Chief Jeff Peters said.

Emergency crews were sent to the reported hit-and-run at around 10:35 a.m. Tuesday, Peters said.

However, officials said there are no witnesses to the incident.

The man complained of lower-back pain and numbness, and a helicopter was called to transport him to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley. The helicopter landed in a dirt lot on Concannon Boulevard across the Luckys Supermarket.

Jennifer P June 12, 2012 at 07:09 PM
I hope the man will be ok! I'm a bit confused as to why a helicopter was called to transport him to a hospital in Castro Valley instead of an ambulance taking him to Valley Care. Anyone know why that would happen?
Megan June 12, 2012 at 07:14 PM
for the intersection to be a very busy one and no witnesses? sounds fishy.
Amanda Boulton June 12, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Eden is a trauma center, valley care is not
Megan June 12, 2012 at 07:18 PM
I am trying to comprehend that too-I am thinking he made up the story-maybe fell down the stairs or jumped off the balcony at the apartments-being there were no witnesses.
Jennifer P June 12, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Thanks Amanda!
paulette June 12, 2012 at 07:37 PM
That intersection is one of the scariest around. The lights are really long and regulars are always speeding thru yellow lights.
Dick June 12, 2012 at 07:56 PM
I agree with Megan, I have never seen that intersection when it was not busy....
Nathan21 June 12, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Wow, some of you people... Someone gets hurt and your fist thought is he's/she's not telling the truth. He/She's hurt ether way, what's wrong with you people... Think before you speak, it would probably help. Maybe something like I hope he's ok... Just a thought. SMH
Sonya June 12, 2012 at 08:55 PM
I think he got dragged, cause about that same time when I was driving by and I am thinking it's the same guy between Catalina and Concannon at a bus stop there was a guy on the ground and he obviously could'nt stand up and a lady had stopped and called for help. It was a bit of a distance from that intersection.
Shelley Buchberger June 12, 2012 at 08:59 PM
That intersection has been so much better than when it was 84. Maybe he was in the crosswalk in front of the apartments? I find it strange that there were no witnesses. I live by there and there are always cars.
Jim Chu June 12, 2012 at 09:27 PM
I'm sure we'll know more after the doctors take a look at him. It's pretty obvious when you've been hit by a car and when you just fell down on your own. For those who want to slow down traffic on their street - make a mock-up speed camera using an old trailer and a speed limit sign. People see these things and slow WAY down, even if they believe the city doesn't use them. They won't pay attention to those "Children Playing" signs, but they slow down for cameras.
Garneda Skinnell June 12, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Eden Hospital in Castro Valley is the trama center for this area.
Spat26 June 12, 2012 at 09:45 PM
He was transported via helicopter because he was complaining of back pain and numbness a possible spinal cord injury. Eden Medical center is better equipped to handle those types of injuries than Valley Care.
Barbara Hebert June 12, 2012 at 09:52 PM
When there is possible multi truama event you want them to transfer you to the nearest multi trauma center in this case it is Eden hospital
Ashley June 12, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Anyone know the guys name?
Liz Gully June 12, 2012 at 10:07 PM
It's quite possible to have no witnesses at that time of the day. Things do quiet down in the late morning and now that school is out, there are fewer moms running around. And Jim is right, the doctors will be able to tell if he was hit vs some other injury. I hope he's okay and if he was hit, they find the person who was a coward and left the scene.
Denise June 12, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Maybe he fell off one of those trees in front of the apartments because I drove by there about 30 minutes before that and they were trimming the trees this morning! Was he wearing an orange shirt?
RedDogLead June 13, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Eden Hospital in Castro Valley is a major trauma center facility---perhaps his injuries were serious enough to take this treatment option.
Wendy Grant June 13, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Why are you guys doubting this?? That is a bad intersection. There are speeding cars, not some just sitting there watching. Not a lot of foot traffic either. A man was hit, he didn't commit a crime. Paramedics are trained and no what a guy it by a car looks like, blood pressure, vitals and surface wounds. They don't just take you to the trauma center on your word. Not a lot of compassion here people.
Joy Montgomery June 13, 2012 at 06:36 PM
I think the way the article was written opened the door for the odd reaction. Saying that the man told them he was hit by a car and that there were no witnesses gave the impression that the reporter didn't believe the story. I was happy to know that he was talking, whoever he is.
Missunderstood June 14, 2012 at 09:41 PM
I was hit by a car in that intersection. No witnesses came forward..even though someone had called 911.
Missunderstood June 14, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Um wow. People here are unbelievable. A man is hit and taken to a trauma center. Do you think they would have airlifted him to a trauma center because he "claimed" to be hit by a car? Obviously he had serious injuries. I was hit by a car crossing the street in that exact intersection was taken to a hospital all jacked up. and no witnesses came forward! Not one! Even though someone called 911. Seriously folks..What is the matter with all of you??


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